Samuel Maull is a PhD student in the Ecology and Environment track of the Anthropology Department
at Stanford focusing on advanced marginality in the Urban US, particularly the social effects of mass incarceration and the conceptual disconnect between individualizing and pathologizing narratives of crime and punishment and structural and collective ways in which incarceration is enacted. In 2012 he graduated from University College London’s anthropology BSc program; his undergraduate thesis addressed the phenomenon of street gangs as a novel social form emerging from particular conditions of urban marginality. Samuel Hopes to study the ways in which men and women of color are experiencing the social and structural outcomes of massive intensification of carcerial interest and control of their communities. Sam’s other interests include hand balancing and calisthenics, vegan cooking and Science Fiction novels.