Robert Stewart is a sociological criminologist and 2022 Emerson Collective Fellow. He studies the social, political, and collateral consequences of criminal legal involvement with an emphasis on the accumulating effects of criminal legal interaction and criminal records on impacted people and communities. As an advocate of public criminology, he believes that communicating our work effectively to policymakers, practitioners, and the public is a fundamental part of scholarship. He served as the founding Director of Research of the Minnesota Justice Research Center, a local nonprofit working to improve the justice system through high-quality and accessible research, policy development, and education.

Areas of Interest

  • Punishment
  • Law and Society
  • Criminal records
  • Collateral consequences
CV: C.V.


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Sociology (University of Minnesota)
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Sociology (University of Minnesota)
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Sociology of Law, Crime, and Deviance (University of Minnesota)
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
CCJS345 Courts and Sentencing Spring 2024 Syllabus
CCJS418F Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crime on TV Spring 2022 Syllabus

Current Students

Former Students

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  • Anthony Cergnul
  • Dixin Li
  • Jessica Raskauskas
2165A LeFrak Hall
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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