Michael Welch is a Professor in the Criminal Justice Program at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, where his research interests include punishment, Foucault studies, and human rights. He is author of several books, including Crimes of Power & States of Impunity: The U.S. Response to Terror (2009, Rutgers University Press), Scapegoats of September 11th: Hate Crimes and State Crimes in the War on Terror (2006, Rutgers University Press), Detained: Immigration Laws and the Expanding I.N.S. Jail Complex(2002, Temple University Press). His recent book is Escape to Prison: Penal Tourism & the Pull of Punishment (2015, University of California Press). He served as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics, as well as a Visiting Professor at Facolta di Giurisprudenza, Universita Degli Studi di Bologna (Italy), Facultad de Ciencias Juridicas y Sociales, Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Santa Fe, Argentina), and in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney (Australia). In 2014, he was a Visiting Professor at the Mannheim Centre for Criminology, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics.