Dr. Brittany Friedman is an Affiliated Professor in the Program in Criminal Justice, as well as Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University. Her research is broadly concerned with the racial and sociopolitical dynamics of incarceration policies and incarceration conditions. Her studies examine how these dynamics impact prisoner organization and the prison social system. Friedman's work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the American Society of Criminology, and Northwestern University.
A recent paper on monetary sanctions and inequality is forthcoming in the Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences. Her current book project traces the relationship between penal logics, racial oppression, and the rise of the Black Guerilla Family in California.