I recently defended my dissertation in sociology at Vanderbilt University. My dissertation research focused on racial disparites and bias in discretionary vehicle searches as well as the mental health impacts of proactive policing in Nashville.
I am interested in how structures and policies related to social control (i.e. police, prisons, probation, parole) contribute to race, gender, and socioeconomic inequality across the life course. I use quantitative and computational methodologies to investigate complex social issues.
PhD in Sociology, 2019
MA in Sociology, 2014
MA in Sexuality Studies, 2012
San Francisco State University
BA in Sociology; Women's and Gender Studies, 2008
University of Colorado-Boulder
Turney Center Industrial Complex is a medium security state prison in middle Tennessee.