Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Institutional Castling: Military Enlistment and Mass Incarceration in the United States

Posted: 3/2/2021 (CSDE Seminar Series)

At the CSDE seminar on March 5th, Dr.Bryan Sykes will present “Institutional Castling: Military Enlistment and Mass Incarceration in the United States”. Dr. Sykes will discuss the concept of ‘institutional castling’ to describe the impact of shifts in military enlistment on incarceration, especially for young Black men. Dr. Sykes is an expert in the field of criminology, demography, social inequality, and population health. He is a Faculty Affiliate in The Center for Demographic and Social Analysis (CDASA) and The Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at the University of California-Irvine; a Research Affiliate in the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Member of the Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) and the Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network (RDCJN) at Rutgers University.

Register for Dr. Sykes’ Zoom seminar here. This quarter, CSDE is recording the seminar series and posting the links on its website. Visit our site here.

After the seminar, UW Sociology PhD student Ian Kennedy will facilitate a graduate student discussion with Dr. Sykes. RSVP by emailing him at

Date: 03/05/2021

Time: 12.30 - 1.30 pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom