Andrew Austin

Andrew Austin

Associate Professor

MAC A326


Andrew Austin is on the faculty of Democracy and Justice Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. His areas of interests are crime and justice, political economy, and political sociology. He has published numerous articles, essays, and reviews in books, encyclopedia, journals, and newspapers. His academic work has appeared in Capitalism Nature SocialismCrime, Law and Social ChangeCritical SociologyJournal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and TraumaJournal of Black StudiesJournal of Intercultural StudiesJournal of Men and MasculinitiesJournal of PovertyJournal of World-Systems ResearchLabor HistoryNature, Society, and ThoughtSociological Spectrum, and Teaching Sociology. He was honored in 2002 with the Spectrum Award for outstanding article for his widely cited paper on the anti-environmental countermovement, “Advancing Accumulation and Managing its Discontents.” His two chapters in Devastating Society: The Neo-Conservative Assault on Democracy and Justice (Pluto/University of Michigan Press) have been translated into the German, Arabic, and Indonesian languages. He is the author of numerous articles for Sage's Encyclopedia of Social Deviance, their Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional FacilitiesWiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism, and Rutledge'sEncyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. He has chaired, presented, or had papers read at more than two dozen professional conferences, including the Society for the Study of Social Problems. In 2006 and 2007 he traveled to Amman, Jordan where he lectured on the politicization of religion and democracy and human rights at the United Nations University. In 2018, he penned the preface to the Skyhorse edition of The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels classic theoretical and political pamphlet. Andrew has just returned from a summer research trip in Sweden and Norway concerning corrections, rehabilitation, and recidivism and is currently developing a research proposal to return there and study these issues in depth.