CHRISTINA CANO
Ph.D. Student in Sociology and RITM Graduate Fellow
Yale University

Miami-raised scholar, writer, and multimedia artist interested in topics of race and ethnicity, settler colonialism, policing, spatial inequality, gender, urbanism, and the built environment. Christina graduated from the University of Chicago, earning a B.A. with honors in Sociology and Creative Writing. Their past work examining redistricting, urbanization, and policing at the UChicago Justice Project helped them develop skills in mixed methods research and project management, with publications in Social Problems and The University of Chicago Law Review.

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 current research examines the relationship between urbanization and ongoing settler colonialism and how it begets inequality, how the state defines, polices, and prisonizes neighborhoods, as well as the spaces created by marginalized communities to organize, remember their histories, and reimagine their futures.

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