Professor David Kirk

 

Professor David Kirk

Professor of Sociology

Professor David Kirk

Speaker at the Social Sciences Oxford Minds panel discussion series on the topic of Race.

David Kirk is Professor of Sociology and Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College. His research focuses on a series of inter-related themes that explore the relationship between race, inequality, and criminal justice in the United States: the causes and consequences of police misconduct, solutions to criminal recidivism, and the causes and consequences of gun violence. His new book, Home Free (Oxford University Press 2020), traces the effect of residential displacement among the formerly incarcerated in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Another project, called the Maryland Opportunities through Vouchers Experiment (MOVE), involves an experimental housing mobility program for ex-prisoners. His research has appeared in American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Criminology, and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.