Research Interests: Urban sociology; the life course; crime, law, and deviance; policing; quantitative methods.
Alexandra Ciomek is a doctoral student in Sociology. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 with a double major in Mathematics and Criminology. She also received her M.S. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. Her undergraduate thesis examined the relationship between public transportation and theft, specifically of cell phones. Her Master's thesis tested broken windows theory by investigating whether a larger amount of vacant properties increased crime in an area. Within her urban sociological and criminological focus, Ciomek is interested in researching police practices and their impact on preventing crime and improving neighborhood interactions.
M.S., University of Pennsylvania, Criminology.
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Mathematics and Criminology (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, Distinction in Criminology).