A Miami-raised and Chicago-nurtured Latine researcher, writer, and artist, Christina Cano is a Ph.D. student in Sociology and African American Studies at Yale University and a Graduate Fellow with the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration. Their interests lie in racial capitalism, urban settler colonialism, political economy, critical geography, carceral studies, and social movements. Past mixed methods research on race and space, municipal redistricting, and urban policing with the UChicago Justice Project resulted in co-authored publications in Social Problems and the University of Chicago Law Review. Christina's research examines how the state and private institutions coordinate to produce carceral infrastructures and geographies, and how urban and incarcerated communities resist transnational forces of oppression through the local. They graduated with honors from the University of Chicago in 2019 with degrees in Sociology and Creative Writing.