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Jennifer Carlson

Associate Professor, Sociology and Government and Public Policy, University of Arizona

Jennifer Carlson is an associate professor of sociology and government and public policy at University of Arizona and a 2022 MacArthur fellow. In fall 2023, she will join Arizona State University as founding director of the BRIDGS Center (Bringing Research Innovation into the Debate on Guns in Society). Carlson's focus is the politics of guns in American life, and she is currently conducting National Science Foundation-funded research on gun-violence survivors. The author of Citizen-Protectors, Policing the Second Amendment, and Merchants of the Right, her work has also appeared in American Journal of Sociology, Social Problems, and Gender and Society, among others. Carlson is a contributor to news outlets including PBS, The New York Times, and NPR.

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