Keynote Speaker 3 (Day 2 10.10-10.55)
“Definitional Mapping of the Prison: Toward a Carceral Taxonomy”
James Oleson earned his B.A. in psychology and anthropology from St. Mary’s College of California, his M.Phil and Ph.D. in criminology from the University of Cambridge, and his J.D. from the Law School at the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall).
Between 2001 and 2004, he taught criminology and sociology at Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia, where in 2004 he was selected as the university’s “rising star professor” and in 2005 was named the distance learning professor of the year.
In 2004, he also was selected as one of the four U.S. Supreme Court Fellows for the 2004-05 year (and was later selected from that group as the 2004-2005 Tom C. Clark Fellow). After the end of the fellowship year, he was appointed as Chief Counsel to the newly-formed Criminal Law Policy Staff of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, and he served in that capacity between 2005 and 2010.
Since starting at the University of Auckland as Associate Professor in 2010, he has taught in the areas of psychological criminology, sentencing, and penology.