Professor Kristin Bumiller
Teaching Interests

In my teaching I bring the same kinds of questions and concerns that inspires my ethnographic research into the classroom. In my research seminars, "States of Poverty," "Norms, Rights and Social Justice," and "Domestic Politics" students have the opportunity to explore in depth the social and political conditions that maintain social exclusion in American society and cross-culturally. These courses provide opportunities for students to explore and think rigorously about the connections between state policy, legal regulation, and strategies for social change. My course, "Regulating Citizenship," is taught inside the Hampshire County House of Corrections and is composed of an equal number of Amherst and incarcerated students.

Articles regarding "Regulating Citizenship":

"Two and a Half Hours a Week," Amherst Magazine, Summer 2008

“The More We Imprison the Less We Vote,” The Boston Globe, May 5, 2008

“Two Hours of Freedom,” Five College Ink, Spring 2007 (page 11)

“Unlearning Preconceptions” Boston Globe, May 17, 2007