I am a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Chicago. My research interests include policing, race, gender, and violence. I use a wide range of tools, including interviewing, ethnography, and geospatial methods, to study different facets of policing in Chicago. I am particularly interested in the relationship between policing practices, gender, and legal estrangement. My research has been funded by the Pozen Center for Human Rights and the Charles R. Henderson fund. I hold a B.A. in social studies from Wesleyan University and an M.A. in sociology from the University of Chicago.