Laura is a sociologist whose research sits at the intersection of criminology and stratification. Specifically, her research asks questions about how the criminal justice system reflects, reproduces and creates various inequalities, with attention to how the legal and economic context shape the stigma of a criminal record. Other work explores how various forms of contact with the criminal justice system affect social and economic outcomes, including neighborhood attainment, debt and mental health.
Laura received her PhD from the Ohio State University in 2020. Before that, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the University at Albany, and a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Sociology from SUNY Geneseo.
B.A. History and Sociology State University of New York, College at Geneseo 2012
M.A. Sociology University at Albany, State University of New York 2014
Ph.D. Sociology The Ohio State University 2020