Publications & CV

Full-length Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Academic Appointments

  • New York University, Postdoctoral Fellow, Prison Education Program, 2019–present


  • Yale University, Ph.D.,Political Science, 2019
  • Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, M.A. Political Philosophy, 2011
  • Università degli Studi di Milano, B.A. History, 2010

Writing and Research

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  1. “Let Me Bill-Free: Consumer Debt in the Shadow of Incarceration.” With Annie Harper and Stacey Barrenger. Sociological Perspectives. 2020.
  2. “Debt, Incarceration, and Re-entry: a Scoping Review” With Annie Harper, Callie Ginapp, Alyssa Grimshaw, Marissa Justen, Alaa Mohamedali, Isaiah Thomas, and Lisa Puglisi. American Journal of Criminal Justice. 2020

Working Papers

  1. “The Moral Logic of Gifts: Social Network Support in Conditions of Structural Vulnerability.” With Liat Krieger and Annie Harper.
  2. “Until You Get Back on Your Feet: Care, Abandonment, and Domestic Relations in Marginalized Households.”
  3. “Surviving Austerity in the Contemporary American Prison.” With Zach Gillespie and Thuy Linh Tu

Book Projects in Progress

  1. The Construction of Quantitative Evidence in Contemporary Political Science. A Turn to Practice. Under contract with Cambridge University Press. With Peter Aronow, Joshua Kalla, Consuelo Amat, Hilton Simmet.
  2. Hidden Labors: Households, Markets, and State Power in an American City. In progress. 

Policy Reports & Public Writing

  1. “Debt and Incarceration: a Community Guide.” With Annie Harper, Avery Youngblood, and Herdimas Anggara. 2020.
  2. “USA: quando lo stato si vede solo nella violenza della polizia.” June 2020.

Ongoing Field Projects

  1. “Debt and Incarceration Project.” With Thuy Linh Tu, Julie Livingston, Andrew Ross, and Zach Gillespie.
  2. “The New Haven Debt Map.” With Annie Harper and Katherine Kwok.