Coyle, Michael J.

Associate Professor
Office: Butte 735
Phone: 898-5692
mjcoyle@csuchico.edu

In his teaching research and community work, Michael examines language, everyday life, and public policy to expose the social construction of discarded persons--such as the deviant, the excluded, the underclass, the homeless, the imprisoned, and a variety of groups identified for their difference from promoted norms--who are characterized as "unlike us," "dangerous," or "punishment-worty."

Year of hire:  2007

Year of tenure/promotion: 2011

Degree(s):  M.T.S. American Studies, Ph.D. in Justice Studies

Alma mater:  Harvard University, Arizona State University

Courses taught:  Restorative Justice; Difference, Diversity, and Deviance; Senior Capstone; Corrections; Community Research; Political Inquiry; Politics and Justice in Costa Rica; Individual Study; Introduction to Criminal Justice; Negotiation Techniques; Research Internship; Ethics in Criminal Justice.

Select Publications:

Coyle, Michael J. 2013. Talking Criminal Justice: Language and the Just Society. London: Routledge.
Coyle, Michael J. 2014. "Expanding Deviance Toward Difference: A Linguistic Approach." In The Death and Resurrection of Deviance, edited by Dellwing, Michael, Joseph A. Kotarba and Nathan W. Pino. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 68-84.
Coyle, Michael J. 2014. "How Prisons Became Dystopias of Color and Poverty: Prison Abolition Lessons from the War on Drugs." In Color Behind Bars, edited by Scott, Bowman, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, pp. 435-450.