PRC Graduate Student Trainee — B.A., University of Michigan
PRC Graduate Student Trainee; Recipient NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; NICHD Pre-doctoral Trainee 2013-2014
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Carmen is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology and a research trainee at the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research generally explores the area of crime, law, and deviance, and her work reflects a wide range of criminological topics. Her current projects focus on the criminalization of immigration. Specifically, Carmen investigates the potential latent consequences of U.S. immigration policies on crime, victimization, and migration patterns among Latino migrants. She uses statistical as well as spatial methods to examine her research queries.
Carmen also collaborates with her advisor, Dr. David Kirk, on research testing theoretical concepts including legitimacy of the law and legal cynicism. Most recently she worked as a research assistant for Dr. Kirk on the Restore Rundberg Initiative in an effort to examine and build community relationships with local police in Austin, Texas.