Jessie's dissertation research uses administrative data to investigate the relationship between racial and socioeconomic neighborhood change and patterns of social control in New York City. Her broader research project focuses on patterns of inequality in urban environments and major institutions. She uses observational, experimental, and computational methods to explore how changes to institutional and ecological systems perpetuate patterns of race and class disparity. Her work explores the effects of structural changes on outcomes in informal organizations, like neighborhoods, and formal organizations such as the criminal justice system and institutions of higher education. Recent projects include a computational interrogation of the concept of critical mass for Affirmative Action, an analysis of patterns of adjudication in complaints made against police in Chicago, and an experimental investigation of court reporter mistranscription of African American English.
MPhil, Sociology, New York University, 2018
MA, Sociology, New York University, 2016
MA, Applied Quantitative Research, New York University, 2014
BA, Individualized Study, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, 2007