Christina (they/elle) is a Miami-raised researcher, writer, and multimedia artist interested in topics of race and ethnicity, policing, spatial inequality, social stratification, urban communities, culture, and gender. Their past work examining redistricting, urbanization, and policing at the UChicago Justice Project (previously the Violence, Law, and Politics Lab) helped them develop skills in research, project management, data visualization, spatial analysis, and archival work, culminating in papers in Social Problems and The University of Chicago Law Review.
They are a Ph.D. student in the Department of 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, the relationship between American urbanization and ongoing settler colonialism, as well as the spaces created by marginalized communities to organize, remember their histories, reimagine their futures, and challenge racial capitalism. They are also interested in the use of “Latinx” among diverse Latine communities.