Research Interests: Crime and Deviance; Urban Inequality; Identity Formation; Power and Culture; Neighborhood Effects; and Mixed Methods
Hanna is a PhD student in Sociology. Originally from New Haven, CT, she graduated from Princeton in 2011 with a concentration in Sociology and a certificate in American Studies.
As an undergraduate, she conducted quantitative research that examined the ways in which a single police stop – even in the absence of clear evidence of wrongdoing – can diminish young people’s sense of control over their own lives. Following graduation, Hanna put this research to practice at two New York-based nonprofit organizations, where she provided direct legal and social services to court-involved youth.
As a graduate student, she plans to expand upon her prior research, with a new hybrid quantitative/ethnographic methodology that better reflects the perspectives of the individuals whom she studies. More broadly, Hanna is interested in the effects of neighborhood characteristics on youth development and the ways in which family structure mitigates or amplifies those effects.
A.B. in Sociology (highest honors), Princeton University (2011)