Matthew Clair

Matthew Clair is Assistant Professor of Sociology and (by courtesy) Law at Stanford University. His scholarship broadly examines how cultural meanings and interactions reflect, reproduce, and challenge various dimensions of social inequality. In addition to his book Privilege and Punishment: How Race and Class Matter in Criminal Court (Princeton University Press 2020), Professor Clair’s research has been published or is forthcoming in several academic and popular outlets, including Criminology, [Social Forces](https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Facademic.oup.com%2Fsf%2Fadvance-article%2Fdoi%2F10.1093%2Fsf%2Fsoaa082%2F5900511&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNHTjEFdS9i1GoNPLW2Lysv8oqplw), _[California Law Review](https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fpapers.ssrn.com%2Fsol3%2Fpapers.cfm%3Fabstractid%3D3785373&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNF9QiN5w1DSvyi45adXPno6d4mX2g), _[The Nation](https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenation.com%2Farticle%2Fsociety%2Fsara-mayeux-free-justice-public-defenders%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNEAjE57zeS5IVMPFcP9K-zTI9ikQ), _Boston Review, and [Public Books](https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.publicbooks.org%2Fblack-intellectuals-and-white-audiences%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNHY65PdcJH66Qn6ACfIJD9tgLmaQ)_.

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