Mark Pawson

Mark Pawson

Post Doc Research Associate // Sociology

Curriculum vitae

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Room: STON 326D


Phone: (765) 496-3281

Mark Pawson earned his PhD. in Sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center. His research focuses on the intersection of crime, health, the life course, and culture. His work on HIV/AIDS prevention, social learning theory, and drug subcultures has appeared in Sociology of Health and Illness, Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Deviant Behavior. He is currently working on publishing findings from his dissertation on the structural conditions underlying processes of drug normalization taking place in conventional social institutions, like the family, education, and employment. Currently, he is researching the socio-spatial aspects of drug legalization and medicalization while also teaching Criminology, Social Problems, and Urban Sociology.


Medical Sociology, Crime and Deviance, Cultural Sociology, Life Course, Social Problems

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