Todd M. Callais is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of sociology at the Ohio State University. His research interests are criminology, inequality and the sociology of culture. His recent research has focused on the social impact of popular culture as well as stigma management techniques for people leaving prison. Most recently his work has been published in the book How Real is Reality TV: Essays on Representation and Truth. Todd lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife Melissa and his dogs, Mr. Bojangles and Cash: The Dog in Black.