David Brotherton

David Brotherton

Professor
Phone number: 
212.237.8694
Room number: 
520.32T

Education

PhD                   University of California, Santa Barbara (Sociology)
MA                    University of California, Santa Barbara (Sociology)
BA Honors       University of York, England (Politics)

Bio

Dr. Brotherton grew up in the East End of London, England where he worked in various blue-collar jobs while organizing labor and youth. He came to the United States in the 1980’s, working toward his Ph.D. degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara while teaching public high school in San Francisco. Dr. Brotherton gained his doctorate in Sociology in 1992 and began work on street gang subcultures at U.C. Berkeley in the same year. In 1994, Dr. Brotherton came to John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he continued his research and teaching on youth resistance, marginalization, and deportation co-founding the Street Organization Project in 1997. He has received numerous research grants from both private and public agencies and has published widely in journals, books, newspapers and magazines. In 2003 and 2004 Dr. Brotherton co-organized the first academic conferences on deportation in the Caribbean and the United States respectively. He received the Praxis award for contributions to social justice from the Critical Criminology Section of the American Society of Criminology in 2015, named Critical Criminologist of the Year in 2011 and won the Choices award for "Keeping Out the Other" in 2008. He has also been nominated for the 2011 George Orwell Prize in England and the C.Wright Mills Award in the United States. Among his recent books are: La Nación Todopoderosa de los Latin Kings y Queens with Luis Barrios (University of Central America Press 2016); Street Gangs: A Critical Appraisal (Routledge 2015); Banished to the Homeland: Dominican Deportees and Their Stories of Exile, with Luis Barrios (Columbia 2011); Keeping Out The Other: A Critical Introduction to Immigration Control, edited with P. Kretsedemas (Columbia 2009); and  The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation: Street Politics and the Transformation of a New York City Gang, with Luis Barrios (Columbia 2004). Dr. Brotherton is the editor of the "Studies in Transgression" book series at Columbia University Press and his current research projects include an evaluation study at the Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services in Washington D.C., a criminological investigation of citizenship security in Ecuador, and a performance-based sociological study of immigration removal hearings in New York City. 

The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation: Street Politics and the Transformation of a New York City Gang

 

Publications

Books:

Brotherton, D. (editor and contributor) and P. Kretsedemas. Forthcoming.Keeping Out the Other: A Global Introduction to Immigration Control [vol. 2]. New York: Columbia University Press.

Brotherton, D. and L. Barrios. 2016.La Nación Todopoderosa de los Latin Kings y Queens. San Salvador (El Salvador), University of Central America Press. (Spanish translation).

Brotherton, D. 2015.Youth Street Gangs: A Critical Appraisal.  New York: Routledge. (Reviewe in International Journal of Criminal Justice, Crime, Media and Culture, Choices)

Brotherton, D. (eds), D. Stageman and S. Leyro. 2013.Outside Justice: Criminalizing the Immigrant and the Criminal Justice System. New York: Springer.

Brotherton, D. and L. Barrios. 2011.Banished to the Homeland: Dominican Deportees and Their Stories of Exile. New York: Columbia University Press. (Nominated for C. Wright Mills Award [ASA], Hindelang Award [ASC] and George Orwell Prize. Reviewed in Contemporary Sociology, Choices, Journal of Latin American Studies). 

Brotherton, D. (editor and contributor) and P. Kretsedemas. 2008.Keeping Out the Other: A Critical Introduction to Immigration Control. New York: Columbia University Press (Choices American Library Association Award Winner 2008. Reviewed in Choices, Latino Studies)

Brotherton, D. (editor and contributor) and M. Flynn. 2008.Globalizing the Streets: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Youth, Marginalization and

Resistance. New York: Columbia University Press. (Reviewed in International Criminal Justice Review; International Social Work).

Brotherton, D. (editor and contributor) and L. Kontos. 2007.The Encyclopedia of Gangs. New Haven, Connecticut: Greenwood Press

Brotherton, D. and L. Barrios. 2004.The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation: Street Politics and the Transformation of aNew York Gang. New York: Columbia University Press. (Reviewed in Theoretical Criminology, Latino Studies, Chronicle of Higher Education, Social Work Today, Youth Today, Choices, Sociology and Social Welfare, Socialism and Democracy).

S. Will, S. Handelman and D. Brotherton (editors). 2012.“How They Got Away With It: White-Collar Crime and the Financial Meltdown,” New York: Columbia University Press. (Reviewed in Kirkus Reviews, Irish Times, Contemporary Sociology).

Kontos, L., D. Brotherton (editor and contributor) and L. Barrios 2003.Gangs and Society: Alternative Perspectives. New York: Columbia University Press. (Reviewed in Contemporary Sociology, Sociology and Social Welfare, Choices, City Limits).

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

Brotherton, D. 2014.

“Jock Young and the Criminological Imagination as a Life Force,” Journal of Crime, Media, Culture. 10(2): 227-237. 

Brotherton, D. 2011.

“The Latin Kings and the Global Process: An Extended Case Study Analysis,” Journal of Studi Sulla Questione Criminale (translated into English, Spanish and Italian). 4(1): 7-46.

Brotherton, D. 2007.

“Beyond Social Reproduction: Bringing Resistance Back Into the Theory of Gangs,” Theoretical Criminology. Vol. 12, No. 1, 55-77.

Brotherton, D. 2002.

“King Tone’s Journey: From the Barrio to the SHU,” The Review of

Education/Pedagogy/Cultural Studies, 24(4), pp. 305-333, Oct-Dec.

Brotherton, D. 1999, 2001.

"Old Heads Tell Their Stories: From Street Gangs to Street Organizations in New York

City," Journal of Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, 27(1), pp. 1-15. [Reprinted in

Special Edition of same journal vol 28(1)].

Brotherton, D. 1997.

"Socially Constructing The Nomads: Part One," Humanity and Society, pp. 1-21 (June).

Brotherton, D. 1996.

"The Contradictions of Suppression: Notes from a Study of Approaches to Gangs in Three Public High Schools (Lead article)," Urban Review, 28(2), pp. 95-120. (Also selected for Rutgers University Special Collection on Criminal Justice).

Brotherton, D. 1996.

"Smartness, Toughness and Autonomy: Drug Use in the Contexts of Gang FemaleDelinquency," Journal of Drug Issues, 26(1), pp. 261-277. (Reprinted in In Her Own Words: Women Offenders' Views on Crime and Victimization An Anthology Edited by Leanne F. Alarid and P. Cromwell. London: Oxford University Press].

Brotherton, D. and L. Naegler. 2014.

“Social Bulimia: Crime and the Contradictions of Capitalism.” Theoretical Criminology. 18(4): 441-449.

Brotherton, D. and J. Young. 2014.

“A Cultural Criminology and its Practices: A dialogue between the Theorist and the Street Researcher,” Dialectical Anthropology, (32)2:117-132.

Brotherton, D. and Y. Martin. 2009.

“The War on Drugs and the Dominican Deportee,” Journal of Crime and Justice, (32)2: 21-48.

Brotherton, D. and L. Barrios. 2009.

“Displacement and Stigma: The Social Psychological Crisis of the Deportee,” Journal of Crime, Media, Culture, 5(1), 29-55. (Reprinted in “Globalization & Crime” edited by K.F.  Aas. London: Sage)

Hess, M. and D. Brotherton (under review).

“Counter-Terrorism, Dangerous Knowledge and the Ethnographic Intervention” submitted to Journal of Crime, Media, Culture.

Rostami, A., F. Leinfelt and D. Brotherton. 2013.

 “Understanding Gang Leaders: Characteristics and Typologies.” Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology. 1(2):1-25.

Book Chapters:

Brotherton, D. 2014.

“Prologo” in La Fabricacion de las gangas by Lucas Palmas. Madrid:

Brotherton, D. 2014.

“Youth Groupings, Riots and Discrimination,” in European Youth Studies Compendium. Edited by C. Feixa. Barcelona, Anthropos.

Brotherton, D. 2014.

“The Criminalization of Zucotti Park and Lessons from the UK Riots,” in “Riots and Social Movements” in Social Movements in the Neo-Liberal Era edited by David Pritchard and Frances  May. London: Palgrave, pp. 285-295.

Brotherton, D. 2014.

“The Theater of Cruelty and the Permanent Exile of Immigrants” in The Criminalization of Immigration: Contexts and Consequences edited by Alissa Ackerman and Rich Furman. Carolina Academic Press. Pp.31-49.

Brotherton, D. 2013.

“The Social Bulimia of Forced Repatriation: A Case Study of Dominican Deportees” in The Borders of Punishment: Criminal Justice, Citizenship and Social Exclusion edited by Katje Frank Aas and Mary Bosworth. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.201-217.

Brotherton, D. 2012.

“Social Constructionism and the Gang” in The Gang Manual edited by Amir Rostami. Stockholm: University of Stockholm Press, pp. 65-82.

Brotherton, D. 2009.

“Richard Cloward (1926-2001)” in Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology edited by K. Hayward, S. Maruna and J. Mooney. Routledge: New York, pp 147-152.

Brotherton, D. 2008.

“La Globalización de los Latin Kings: Criminologia Cultural y Los Latin Kings” in Otras Naciones: Transnacionalismo, Jovenes y Exclusion edited by L. Barrios and M. Cerbino. Quito: Flacsco Publications, pp. 27-40.

Brotherton, D. 2008.

“Introduction” and “Youth Resistance and the Street Organization in Late Modern New York” in D. Brotherton and M. Flynn (editors) Globalizing the Streets: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Youth, Marginalization and Resistance, New York: Columbia University Press.

Brotherton, D. 2008.

“Exiling New Yorkers,” in Keeping Out The Other: Immigration Control in the Post-9/11

Era edited by P. Kretsedemas and D. Brotherton. New York: Columbia University Press.

Brotherton, D. 2006.

“Towards the Gang as a Social Movement,” in Gangs in the Global City, edited by J.Hagedorn. Chicago: University of Illinois Press.

Brotherton, D. 2004

“What Happened to the Pathological Gang: Issues and Findings from a Case Study of the Latin Kings and Queens of New York,” in Cultural Criminology Unleashed, edited by J.Ferrell, K. Hayward, W. Morrison and M. Presdee. London: Cavendish.

Brotherton, D. 2003.

“The Role of Education in the Reform of Street Organizations in New York City” in L.Kontos, D. Brotherton and L. Barrios (editors), pp.136-157, “Gangs and Society: Alternative Perspectives,” New York: Columbia University Press.

Brotherton, D. and C. Salazar. 2003.

“Pushes and Pulls in the Resistance Trajectories of the Latin Queens,” in L. Kontos, D. Brotherton and L. Barrios (editors), pp.183-209, “Gangs and Society: Alternative Perspectives,” New York: Columbia University Press.

Brotherton, D. 2001 (revised 2nd edition), 1998 (1st edition).

"From Gangs to Street Organizations: The Changing Characteristics of Street Subcultures in New York City," Crime and Justice in New York City, edited by A. Karmen. New York: McGraw Hill.

Brotherton, D. 1994.

"Who Do You Claim?: Gang Formations and Rivalry in an Inner City High School",

Perspectives on Social Problems, vol 5, pp. 147-171, 1994, edited by J. Holstein and G.

Miller. Connecticut: JAI Press.

Daza, Anna, D. Brotherton, and G. Escobar 2008.

“Children of the Desert, Fruits of the Ghetto,” in D. Brotherton and M. Flynn (editors)

Globalizing the Streets: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Youth, Marginalization and Resistance, New York: Columbia University Press.

Hart, S. and D. Brotherton. 2003.

“Snapshots from a Movement: The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation 1997-1999,” in L. Kontos, D. Brotherton and L. Barrios (editors), 2002, pp.314-336, “Gangs and Society: Alternative Perspectives,” New York: Columbia University Press.

Barrios, Luis, Marcia Esparza y David C. Brotherton. 2006.

“Amor de Rey de Corazón: Transnacionalizando la resistencia desde Nueva York a

Barcelona” in “Jóvenes ‘Latinos’ en Barcelona: Espacio Público y Cultura Urbana edited

by Carles Feixa. Barcelona: Anthropos.

Ocejo, R. and D. Brotherton, 2009.

“Night Time Economy in New York City” in Nightlife and crime: social order and governance in international perspective edited by P. Hadfield. New York: Oxford University Press 2009.

Encyclopedic Contributions:

Brotherton, D. 2013.

“Latino Deportations” in Oxford Encyclopedia of Latino/as in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements edited by S. Oboler and D. Garcia. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Brotherton, D. 2013.

“The Criminology of Richard Cloward” in Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice edited by J. Albanese and M. Dodge. London: Wiley.

Brotherton, D. 2013.

“The Latin Kings” in Encyclopedia of Crime, Edited by Jeffrey Ian Ross. Sage Publications.

Brotherton, D. 2006.

“Introduction,” “The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation,” “The Street

Organization,” “Gangs and Anti-Gang Tactics,” “Gangs and the Media,” “King Blood,”

“The Asociación Ñeta” in The Encyclopedia of Gangs edited by D. Brotherton and L.

Kontos. New Haven, Connecticut: Greenwood Press

Brotherton, D. 2004.

“Anti-Gang Police Repression,” in Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice edited by L.

Sullivan. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage.

Expertise

Link to interview with Professor Brotherton on gangs & globalization:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOXgcVdfVQk

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