Dr. Judah Schept

  • Associate Professor


Contact Information

  • Department: School of Justice Studies
  • Office: Stratton 411
  • Mailing Address: Stratton 467
  • Email: Judah.Schept@eku.edu


Judah Schept is an Assistant Professor of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. He holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Indiana University and a BA in Sociology from Vassar College. Judah is under contract with New York University Press for his book, Left and Locking Up: Capital Departures, (Neo) Liberal Politics, and Carceral Expansion. In addition, he has articles in print and forthcoming in journals such as Radical Criminology, Theoretical Criminology, Social Justice, and the Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, and a book chapter in an edited volume on popular culture and criminology. Judah is an invited blogger for the Reclaiming Justice Network based out of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies in the United Kingdom.

Judah is a scholar-activist whose community organizing informs his research and teaching. Judah practices a critical interdisciplinary scholarship drawing from diverse academic literatures including American studies, critical and cultural criminology, cultural anthropology, cultural and political geography, the sociology of punishment, and postcolonial studies. Judah is particularly interested in the political economies, geographical histories, and cultural politics of various sites of the the prison industrial complex. His current research projects include examinations of jail growth and resistance to it in a small and progressive city, prison expansion in Appalachia, and the rise of penal tourism in Kentucky.


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
CRJ 424Field Experience   Fall 2015
CRJ 424Field Experience   Fall 2015
CRJ 424Field Experience   Fall 2015
CRJ 840Punishment and SocietyW 2:00pm-4:45pm Stratton Building 446Fall 2015