Laurel Eckhouse

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Personal Statement: 

Welcome!  I am a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of California, Berkeley.  I study the politics of criminal justice, public law, and racial and ethnic politics in the United States.  

My research focuses on political power and policy implementation: which political coalitions control policy, and how.  I use a mix of methods, including quantitative empirical techniques, formal modeling, and ethnographic observation.  I have a particular interest in the political control of policing and criminal justice bureaucracies, as well as in local politics in the United States.  You can learn more about my work at my website.

I work with the Prison University Project at San Quentin State Prison and the Human Rights Data Analysis Group

Dissertation Committee Chair: 
Amy Lerman
Primary Subfield: 
American Politics
Methodology & Formal Theory