I am doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota studying punishment, law, and crime. Through a mixed methods approach, I examine the enduring effects of criminal justice involvement on the welfare and well-being of individuals and their communities, the construction of stigma associated with a criminal record, and criminal sentencing policy and decision making.

My dissertation work investigates the use of criminal records in the college admissions process in the United States, with particular attention paid to the origins of these practices, the processes involved, and the degree to which a criminal record restricts higher education opportunities.

You can find my CV here. I will warn you that it is a work in progress.