Evan Cliff MacKay

Evan Cliff MacKay

Doctoral Student in Sociology & Social Policy
Evan Cliff MacKay

Research Interests: Inequality and Social Policy; Crime, deviance, restoration, and punishment; Social stratification; Race and Ethnicity; Gender; Discrimination; Geography; Poverty; Quantitative Methods

Evan Cliff MacKay is a Doctoral Student in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University. Their research interests are centered within the carceral system, youth justice systems, policing, and social disadvantage. Many topics of interest expand in connections from these. Evan will study the destabilizing impacts of short-term jail sentences, pre-trial incarceration, and arrest. They also hope to study community punishments, restrictions, and discrimination that can shape post-incarceration. 

Evan is interested in the social and spatial concentration of the criminal justice system. They have researched the rise of rural incarceration and are interested in the politics of criminal justice and the political branding of criminal justice reform. With a focus on the history of race and racism, they are interested in regional comparisons of the carceral apparatus within the US. They are also interested in economic and social precarity, availability of resources including education, and most broadly building a 21st century society and beyond. 

Previous Degrees:
AB Sociology, Harvard College; AM Statistics, Harvard GSAS
MPhil Criminology, University of Cambridge

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