pix_106I am a PhD candidate in the department of Political Science and a Masters degree student in Statistics at UCLA. I am currently a National Science Foundation – Law and Society Association Dissertation Fellow at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, Illinois (Fall 2016 – Spring 2018).

I study American politics, the politics of the criminal justice system,  race, ethnicity, and immigration, urban politics, and political behavior.

My dissertation explores, in part, the political consequences of the criminal justice system on affected communities. In other published work, I explore the relationship between urban revitalization and municipal policing, and compare the political experiences of black immigrants in the United States and United Kingdom.