Anna Gunderson is an assistant professor of political science at Louisiana State University and received her Ph.D. from Emory University. She studies American politics, the politics of punishment and policing, judicial politics, state politics, and public policy. Captive Market, her multi-award-winning book project currently in production with Oxford University Press, considers why states privatize their prisons and argues it is states’ desire to avoid legal and political accountability for prison conditions that prompts this decision. Dr. Gunderson also has projects on prisoner litigation, gubernatorial clemency, state corrections spending, police militarization, officer-involved shootings, gender in American police forces, diversity in county prosecutor offices, and ban-the-box initiatives. Her work is published or forthcoming in the Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Nature Human Behaviour, Political Research Quarterly, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.