Research Interests: Crime and punishment, quantitative methods, comparative sociology, sociology of law, race
Sebastian Spitz is a PhD student in Sociology. He graduated from Bard College in 2017 with a degree in sociology, writing his senior project on the causes of the United States’ lack of universal health insurance. He then worked at an education policy non-profit, Class Size Matters. He subsequently received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 2021. In law school, Sebastian worked on public interest litigation and policy development at Our Children’s Trust, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General.
His interests include crime and punishment, law, and racial inequality. Specifically, Sebastian is interested in understanding the causes of mass incarceration, including racial inequality in incarceration, through the use of quantitative methods.
JD, Harvard Law School (2021), Magna Cum Laude
BA, Sociology, Bard College (2017)