Avery F. Gordon is a sociologist and writer. She is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Visiting Professor at Birkbeck School of Law, University of London (2015-2018). Her most recent books are The Hawthorn Archive: Letters from the Utopian Margins (forthcoming), The Workhouse: The Breitenau Room (with Ines Schaber, 2012) and Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination (2nd edition 2008). Her work focuses on radical thought and practice, imprisonment, and other forms of dispossession. She serves on the Editorial Committee of the journal Race & Class and is the co-host of No Alibis, a weekly public affairs radio program on KCSB FM Santa Barbara.