Friso van Houdt


I was trained as a criminologist and sociologist. I have a special interest in connecting social theory to the empirical study of public issues. In my dissertation Governing Citizens, for example, I studied the striking changes in the government of crime, citizenship and migration in the Netherlands. I am currently working on a research project that studies the correlative history of the brain and penal government from the perspective of governmentality and science & technology studies.