Ep. 11: Incarceration is a Family Issue with Megan Comfort, Research Triangle Institute


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In this episode Megan Comfort and Karl chat about deeper engagement with communities, particularly post-study, integrating community feedback into the research process, and the effects of incarceration on families. Megan Comfort is a senior research sociologist in Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International’s Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice research division. Her research interests and areas of expertise include families and incarceration, HIV risk and prevention, and health inequities among urban poor populations. Her book "Doing Time Together: Love and Family in the Shadow of the Prison" (University of Chicago Press, 2008), analyzes the “secondary prisonization” of women in relationships with incarcerated men.

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