Nicolette Bardele

Nicolette Bardele

Doctoral Student in Sociology
Nicolette Bardele

Research Interests: criminal justice; punishment/sentencing; inequality/stratification; rural and urban sociology; mixed methods

Nicolette Bardele is a PhD student in Sociology. Originally from Milwaukee, she earned a BA in sociology and statistics at the University of Notre Dame.

Nicolette’s research lies broadly within the sociology of punishment, and she is especially interested in the contemporary nature of community-based supervision within the U.S. criminal justice system. Her prior quantitative work has examined disparities in the types of conditions that comprise individuals’ probation sentences and the extent to which these conditions are associated with probation revocation. In addition to this work, her dissertation is a mixed-methods study of whether and how ecological context conditions the effectiveness of probation and parole, specifically across rural and urban communities. Nicolette is also engaged in collaborative work on physical and mental health burdens and access to healthcare among those in solitary confinement.

As an undergraduate, Nicolette wrote her senior honors thesis on how formerly incarcerated mothers perceive and strive to fulfill their parental roles during incarceration and reentry as well as how mothers navigate relationships with their children’s caretakers during imprisonment. She also interned at an NGO in New York City that provides residential and outpatient addiction treatment services to justice-involved women.

Previous Degrees:
BA in Sociology and Statistics, University of Notre Dame, 2016



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