Gurusami, Susila

Assistant ProfessorSociology

Contact Information

Room: 
NE6244
Mailing Address: 
3359 Mississauga Road
City: 
Mississauga
Province: 
ON
Postal Code: 
L5L 1C6
Susila Gurusami

Background

Susila Gurusami (PhD 2017, Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles) is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Professor Gurusami’s research uses ethnographic methods to investigate how ideologies of race, gender, and punishment shape state governance in urban spaces.  She is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively entitled The United States of Terror: Matters of Carceral Punishment in Black Women’s Lives.

Publications

Gurusami, Susila. Forthcoming. “The Carceral Web We Weave: Carceral Citizens’ Experiences of Digital Punishment and Solidarity.” Punishment and Society.

Gurusami, Susila. 2018. “Motherwork Under the State: The Maternal Labor of Formerly Incarcerated Black Women.” Social Problems.

Gurusami, Susila. 2017. “Working for Redemption: Formerly Incarcerated Black Women and Punishment in the Labor Market.” Gender & Society 31(4):433–56 [lead article].

Other

Education: 
2017 Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
2011 M.A., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
2009 B.A. with Honors, Sociology, University of Michigan