Nefara Riesch

Nefara Riesch

Doctoral Student in Sociology & Social Policy
Nefara Riesch

Research Interests: Race and ethnicity, inequality, criminal justice policy, policing, quantitative methods


Nefara Riesch is a doctoral student in Sociology and Social Policy. Her work lies at the intersection of race, policing, criminal justice policy, and the carceral system as an institution of social stratification. Prior to her doctoral studies, Nefara worked in policy research, focusing on homelessness and housing insecurity and policing. She also has extensive experience working in college access and retention. Nefara is from East Palo Alto, California.

Previous Degrees:
M.P.P., Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley
B.A., History, University of California, Los Angeles

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