Research Interests: Crime and Deviance; Social Inequality; Identity Formation; Power and Culture; Theory; and Mixed Methods
Hanna Katz is a PhD candidate in Sociology. Her research examines the intersections of the criminal justice system and social inequality, with a particular emphasis on the ways in which police officers make sense of their own roles in this system. Currently, Hanna is working on a mixed-methods dissertation that probes the legal, theoretical, and interpersonal underpinnings of campus policing in the United States.
Prior to graduate school, Hanna worked for two New York-based nonprofit organizations, where she provided direct legal and social services to court-involved youth. She is originally from New Haven, CT and graduated from Princeton in 2011 with a concentration in Sociology and a certificate in American Studies.
A.B. in Sociology (highest honors), Princeton University (2011)