Christopher D. Berk

I’m an Assistant Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Before coming to Mason, I was a post-doctoral fellow in the Program in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law at the University of Virginia.

I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago in the fall of 2016. I’m also the graduate of a joint degree program, the M.L.S., at the University of Chicago Law School. My CV is available here.

My teaching and research center on the law, politics, and political theory of punishment. My book Democracy in Captivity: Prisoners, patients, and the limits of self-government (University of California Press) has an expected release date of August 2023.


Contact information

Aquia Building, Room 331
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

cberk [at] gmu [dot] edu