For my dissertation research, my fundamental interest was examining the causes and consequences of inequality. Using the quantitative methods of applied microeconomics and the contextual and theoretical approach of political economy alongside interdisciplinary frameworks, I examine the contradictory roles that institutions, such as education and the carceral state, serve in perpetuating inequality and upholding racial capitalism. 

My Dissertation Essays

“Carceral Schools and College Expectations: Evidence from the National Crime Victimization Survey School Crime Supplement”

“Schooling in Racial Capitalist America: Towards a Political Economy of Education and the Carceral State”

“The Mark of School Discipline: Testing the Role of School Suspensions in College Application Decisions and Admissions”

New Projects 

“An Intersectional Approach to Occupational Crowding in New Orleans” with Insight Center for Community Economic Development, Oakland, CA