media & interviews

videos & panels

Book Q&A and conversation about race, class, and power in the attorney-client relationship with Adeola Ogunkeyede and Porsha-Shaf’on Venable. Co-sponsored by the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Black Public Defender Association.

Book launch of Privilege and Punishment: How Race and Class Matter in Criminal Court with Subini Annamma and Ralph Richard Banks.

Panel on racism in the criminal legal system and what to do to fix it.

Interview on Privilege and Punishment, the Movement for Black Lives, and police reform in Palo Alto.

podcasts, interviews, & features


Matthew Clair on W. E. B. Du Bois in Give Theory a Chance podcast


Four Questions for Matthew Clair in the American Sociological Association's Sociology of Culture Section Newsletter


Privilege and Punishment podcast interview on the New Books Network.


Attorney-Client Relationships as a Locus of Inequality on Voir Dire (podcast from the Harvard Kennedy School Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management)


Why I Wrote Privilege and Punishment in Evident Change


We Can't Look Away from the Courts: An Interview with Matthew Clair in Public Books


"Expert calls to reform the attorney-client relationship" in The Stanford Daily


"Privilege and punishment" on Top of the Mind with Julie Rose, BYU Radio


"Public defenders lay the groundwork for racial justice" on Ring of Fire radio show


"Privilege and punishment" with Marcus Harrison Green on In the Moment (Town Hall Seattle)


"Research by Stanford sociologist reveals how and why privileged defendants fare better in criminal court than non-privileged ones" in Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences


"Sociologist Matthew Clair on race and class in criminal justice" in Stanford Magazine


"Mass criminalization is a root cause of racial inequality" in Stanford News