Bio

This fall, I will be joining the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Denver as an Assistant Professor. Previously, I was an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology & Law at the University of Florida. 

I research how criminal justice systems respond to socio-spatial and economic changes.  I am currently analyzing how low-level arrest rates change during gentrification and municipal fiscal crisis. Another active research project describes the recent decline in misdemeanor arrests.

My scholarly work has appeared in Social Forces, Crime & Delinquency, and City & Community.  My general-interest work has appeared in the Appeal, AM New York, Gotham Gazette, and Gawker.

I received my PhD from the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. While there, I was a dissertation fellow at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, a research associate in the Criminal Justice Division of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and a graduate teaching fellow at Hunter College.