Christina Cano is a PhD student in Sociology and Graduate Fellow at the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration.

Christina (they/she/elle) is a Miami-raised researcher, writer, and multimedia artist interested in topics of race and ethnicity, culture, gender, policing, incarceration, spatial inequality, social movements, and urban communities. Their work at the UChicago Justice Project (previously the Violence, Law, and Politics Lab) gave them the opportunity to develop skills in research, project management, data visualization, spatial analysis, and archival work, culminating in the Chicago Redistricting Atlas and papers in Social Problems and The University of Chicago Law Review. At Girl Soup, they creatively explored themes of gender, sexuality, identity, pop culture, and empathy through written and visual art works.

They are a Ph.D. student in Sociology at Yale University and Graduate Fellow with the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration. Their research examines how the state defines, polices, and prisonizes neighborhoods, as well as the spaces created by marginalized communities to organize, remember their histories, reimagine their futures, and challenge racial capitalism and colonialism. They are also interested in the use of “Latinx” and other gender neutral signifiers amongst diverse Latine communities. Christina ultimately aims to be a scholar that works in solidarity with communities.