Alessandro De Giorgi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Keele University, UK

MacQuarrie Hall 508A


Email: @degiorgi1974

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Curriculum Vitae



Alessandro De Giorgi received his PhD in Criminology from Keele University (United Kingdom) in 2005. Before joining the Department of Justice Studies in 2007, he was a research fellow in Criminology at the University of Bologna (Italy) and a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society (University of California, Berkeley).

Alessandro De Giorgi is member of the Law & Society Association, the American Sociological Association, and the American Society of Criminology.


Alessandro De Giorgi’s teaching and research interests include theories of punishment and social control, urban ethnography, political economy, and social justice. Currently, he is conducting an ethnographic research on the socioeconomic consequences of concentrated incarceration and prisoner reentry in a disadvantaged neighborhood of Oakland, CA.


De Giorgi, A. (2012). Punishment and political economy. In J. Simon & R. Sparks (eds.) Handbook of Punishment and Society. London: Sage.

De Giorgi, A. (2010). “Immigration control, post-Fordism, and less eligibility. A materialist critique of the criminalization of immigrants across Europe”. Punishment & Society, 12, 2: 147-167.

De Giorgi, A. (2006). Re-thinking the Political Economy of Punishment: Perspectives on post-Fordism and Penal Politics. Aldershot: Ashgate, UK.

De Giorgi, A. (2006). El gobierno de la excedencia. Postfordismo y control de la multitud. Madrid: Traficantes de Sueños. (Spanish)

De Giorgi, A. (2005). Tolerancia Cero. Estrategias y pràcticas de la sociedad de control. Barcelona: Virus Editorial. (Spanish)