Professional Interests: Social psychology and law, the criminal justice system, mass incarceration and penal reform, restorative justice, media criminology, race, gender and inequality
At Mills Since 2019
Shirin Bakhshay is a lawyer and social psychologist who studies the criminal justice system. She uses a social-psychological lens to critically examine criminal justice attitudes, processes, institutions, and legal norms in service of broad penal reform. Her current work focuses on ways to build public support for alternatives to incarceration, such as restorative justice, and combat dominant narratives of criminality that fuel mass incarceration. She also researches media representations of criminality and is launching a project that uses popular media, such as Orange is the New Black, as an intervention tool. She has received a number of grants and fellowships to support her work and has been published in outlets such as Psychology, Public Policy, and Law and The Prison Journal.
|MW||11:00 am-12:15 pm||Punishment and Society||GSB 118|
|W||1:00 pm-3:40 pm||Proseminar||GSB 109|