Alice Goffman

Alice Goffman


Soc 210 Special Edition: The Future of Social Life
Soc 955 Ethnographic Writing
Soc 955 Ethnography

Assistant Professor of Sociology
3456 Sewell Social Sciences
(608) 263-1612
Office Hours: M 1-3 and by appt (F'14)

To contact Alice directly, please email:

For speaking engagements, please contact Hannah Scott at the Lyceum Agency:

For press inquiries, please contact James Meader with a cc to Isabella Alimonti at Picador:,

To learn more about ethnography at UW Madison, please visit the WISCER site

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications:
On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City, Picador, 2014

- Read an op ed, a book review, a feature, and an economic take in The New York Times
- Listen to an interview on NPR
- Watch a Ted Talk
- Read a review from the LA Review of Books

"On The Run: Wanted Men in a Philadelphia Ghetto" American Sociological Review 74/2 (2009): 339-357.

Detroit Research in the News:
"Is Poverty a Kind of Robbery?" by Thomas B. Edsall New York Times

Ph.D., Princeton, 2010

Departmental Areas of Interest:
Communities and Urban Sociology
Race and Ethnic Studies
Deviance, Law, and Social Control
Qualitative Methods
Social Psychology and Microsociology
General Social Theory

Institute for Research on Poverty