John Halushka, Ph.D.

Dr. John Halushka

Associate Professor

Ph.D., New York University; New York, NY

Curriculum Vitae


John Halushka is an Assistant Professor in the Justice Studies Department. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University. His current projects that are in progress include a manuscript entitled, “The Runaround: Criminal Justice and Welfare Bureaucracies in the Daily Lives of Formerly Incarcerated Men."



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Fall 2020:
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Specialization and Research Interests


Criminology, Law and Society, Poverty and Racial Inequality, Social Policy, and Non-Profit Organizations



Selected Publications

Halushka, John M. 2020. "The Runaround: Punishment, Welfare, and Poverty Survival After Prison. " Social Problems, 67(2): 233–250

Halushka, John. 2017. “Managing Rehabilitation: Negotiating Performance Accountability at the Frontlines of Reentry Service Provision.” Punishment and Society, 19(4): 482-502

Halushka, John. 2016 “Managing Rehabilitation: Negotiating Performance Accountability at the Frontline of Reentry Service Provision.” Punishment and Society first published on September 14, 2016. DOI: 10.1177/1462474516669356

Halushka. John. 2016. “Work Wisdom: Teaching Former Prisoners How to Negoctiate Workplace Interactions and Perform a Rehabilitated Self.” Ethnography, 17(1):72-91

Morning, Ann, Nandi Dill, Rachel Garver, and John Halushka. 2013. "Race and Ethnicity." Pp. 260-291 in The Sociology Project: Introducing the Sociological  Imagination, First Edition. Richard Arum, Lynne Haney and Jeff Manza (Eds). New York: Pearson.