I am a PhD candidate in the department of Political Science and a Masters student in Statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. I am currently a Research Scientist at the Center for Policing Equity in New York City. Starting in July of 2019, I will begin as an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto.
My research: 1) argues that defining characteristics of contemporary police policy can be understood as derivatives of larger changes in municipal political economy, such as gentrification and the suburbanization of poverty, 2) characterizes the effect police policy can have on political behavior, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities and, 3) explores the extent to which the relationships it identifies between municipal political economy, policing, race, and political behavior are unique to the United States or generalize to other national contexts, such as Britain.
In other projects, I explore the politics of homelessness in American cities and suburbs and compare the political consequences of racial group consciousness in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.