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Armando Lara-Millan

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley


Dr. Lara-Millan received a Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University in 2013. Armando is an ethnographer and historical sociologist. His research interests are in the fields of health, mass imprisonment, and political sociology. He is completing a book manuscript on how overwhelmed public institutions like public hospitals and county jails are able to, despite disastrous underfunding, provide services to large numbers of people and create an illusion of policy success. After completing the program, he will assume a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley.