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Weir's 2009 report on NFL brain injuries got more attention than neurological findings published in 2005

Edin and Shaefer's book a call to action for Americans to deal with poverty

Weir says pain may underlie rise in suicide and substance-related deaths among white middle-aged Americans


MCubed opens for new round of seed funding, November 4-18

PSC News, fall 2015 now available

Barbara Anderson appointed chair of Census Scientific Advisory Committee

John Knodel honored by Thailand's Chulalongkorn University

Next Brown Bag

Monday, Dec 7 at noon, 6050 ISR-Thompson
Daniel Eisenberg, "Healthy Minds Network: Mental Health among College-Age Populations"

Jay Borchert

On Job Market

Graduate Student, Population Studies Center.

Graduate Student, Department of Sociology.

Visiting Fellow, Center for the Study of Law and Society, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.

Sociology, Year: advanced

PSC Mentor: Jeffrey Morenoff, David J. Harding

Dissertation Committee: David J. Harding, Jeffrey Morenoff, Jonathan Simon, Karyn R. Lacy, Reuben J. Miller

M.A., U Michigan

Research Interests: Prisons and Prisoners, Punishment, Law and Society, Social Theory, Criminology

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Borchert, Jay. Forthcoming. "State Correctional Department Leaders, Due Deference, and the Persistent Socio-Legal Control of Prison Sex." Law & Social Inquiry.


Borchert, Jay. Forthcoming. "A New Iron Closet: Failing to Extend the Spirit of Lawrence v. Texas to Prisons and Prisoners." In The War on Sex edited by D. Halperin and T. Hoppe. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.