• About:

      Michaela Soyer is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department at Hunter College.  Her book “A Dream Denied” — Incarceration, Recidivism and Young Minority Men” has recently been published by the University of California Press. Currently Michaela is engaged in data collection for several collaborative mixed method projects about inmate networks and their significance for reentry and recidivism. Her second book, tentatively titled “Lost Childhoods”  is based on in-depth interviews with 30 juveniles adjudicated as adults and their families. Relying on this interview data she seeks to understand the young men’s pathways into crime, the negative turning points they experienced as teenagers as well as the role childhood trauma and extreme deprivation played in their criminal career.