Biography: 
David C. Brotherton is Professor of Sociology, Urban Education and Criminal Justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York and Director of the Center for Social Change and Transgressive Studies. Dr. Brotherton’s research on gangs, deportation and social resistance spans more than two decades. He is currently interim director of the Center for Culture, Technology and Work at the Graduate Center, CUNY and the author, co-author or co-editor of 11 books and more than fifty articles and chapters and the editor of the book series “Studies in Transgression” at Temple University Press. In 2011, he was named Critical Criminologist of the Year and in 2015 he received the Praxis Award from the Division of Critical Criminology of the American Society of Criminology. Currently, Dr. Brotherton’s research focuses on juvenile justice reform in Washington D.C., gang policies and homicide in Ecuador and the deportation regime in New York City. His books include: “Immigration Policy in the Age of Punishment” edited with Phil Kretsedemas (Columbia 2018), “Youth Street Gangs: Critical Perspectives” (Routledge 2015), “Banished to the Homeland: Dominican Deportees and their Stories of Exile,” with Luis Barrios (Columbia 2011), and “The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation: Street Politics and the Transformation of a New York City Gang,” (Columbia 2004).