A Miami-raised and Chicago-nurtured Latine researcher, writer, and artist, Christina Cano is a Ph.D. student in African American Studies and Sociology at Yale University and a Graduate Fellow with the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration with interests in race, urban policing, political economy, colonialism, critical geography, and carceral studies. Their past mixed methods research on race and space, municipal redistricting, and policing with the UChicago Justice Project resulted in co-authored publications in Social Problems and The University of Chicago Law Review. Christina's current research examines how ongoing histories of racial capitalism and coloniality produce carceral geographies. They earned a B.A. with honors in Sociology and Creative Writing from the University of Chicago in 2019.