Jamie J. Fader, Temple University

The Shifting Landscapes of Adulthood, Masculinity, and Crime: A Case Study of a High-Reentry Community

Wed, 02/24/2016
Rutgers University New Brunswick, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
By Invitation Only

Light dinner provided for those who RSVP in advance to lapaeven@princeton.edu

Jamie Fader will discuss her work on the shifting social and cultural landscapes of adulthood, masculinity, and crime. Drawing on findings from two previous qualitative studies of marginalized men in Philadelphia, she will describe a new book-length research project focusing on men aged 25-34 living in a community characterized by a constant churn of departing and returning prisoners. The project will provide an in-depth investigation of the role of both race and community in navigating adult masculine roles, including desistance from crime. Since the project is in the early stages of development, suggestions and ideas will be welcomed.


Rutgers University New Brunswick,  Institute for Health,
Health Care Policy and Aging Research

Room 504
112 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1293
(the institute is only about 3-4 blocks from the train station - click for details)

If you are interested in round-trip van transportation between Princeton and Rutgers that evening, please reply to  lapaeven@princeton.edu as soon as possible, so that we may determine whether there is enough interest to pursue this

Jamie J. Fader is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University.  She earned her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Her primary research interests are in urban social inequality and crime; juvenile justice; corrections; desistance and prisoner reentry; life course sociology and criminology, especially transitions to adulthood, and qualitative research methods. Her book, Falling Back: Incarceration and Transitions to Adulthood among Urban Youth (Rutgers University Press, 2013) employed ethnographic research to document the experience of incarceration, reentry, and navigating adulthood for 15 young men of color in Philadelphia. More recently, she has written about street-level drug selling in Philadelphia.