Criminology and Justice Policy, PhD
Brandon Craig (he/they) is a doctoral student in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. Brandon holds an M.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, and a B.S. in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Bridgewater State University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Their areas of interest include victimization experiences in marginalized communities; mental health impacts of victimization; perceptions of crime and justice; queer criminology; and mixed methods research. They are currently collaborating with Dr. Kevin Drakulich to investigate how perceived racial, gender, and immigrant threat shape views of particular gun policies. Earlier in his doctoral studies, Brandon served as a summer research assistant for Drs. Anthony Braga and Gregory Zimmerman, working on an Arnold Ventures-funded project aiming to develop new intervention strategies for Massachusetts’ opioid epidemic. This assistantship provided Brandon with the opportunity to investigate several sub-fields of criminal justice and public health scholarship on the opioid crisis, and to synthesize study findings for presentation to the project’s working group. They are currently a teaching assistant for Criminal Justice Process.
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- Motivated by the struggles of her upbringing, Urbashee pursued economics as her field of study as an undergraduate at Boston University.
- Before coming to Northeastern, Urbashee worked at a public policy think tank in Washington, D.C., and obtained a master’s degree in economics at the George Washington University.
- With the guidance of Prof. Alicia Modestino, Urbashee is analyzing the impact of private and public summer jobs programs on students’ academic and future employment outcomes.
- Specifically, Urbashee is investigating whether students placed in private, as opposed to public, sector summer jobs are likely to have better employment outcomes.
- Urbashee was recently awarded a grant from the William T. Grant Foundation, enabling her to participate in research training and purchase datasets for her dissertation.
- Urbashee's goal is to become an economist who studies and finds viable solutions to the deepening issues of poverty and inequality plaguing the youth in America.
- In July, Urbashee's first co-authored economics working paper "Politicians Avoid Tax Increases Around Elections", was posted on SSRN...
- Explored fields and methods of study he had not previously encountered through classroom experiences, engagement with faculty mentors, and research across the university.
- Had an “a-ha!” moment for his dissertation topic after writing about graffiti writing and neoliberal space for Prof. Gallagher’s Globalization & the Geopolitics of Writing class.
- Supported students and engaged in professional development as a Writing Center consultant and First-Year Writing instructor.
- Served as a graduate fellow for the Center of Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR), where he conducted a university-wide assessment of the co-op program.
- With the help of Prof. Neal Lerner, Charles conducted assessment studies across the entire Writing Program while serving as the program’s Assistant Director.
- Developed the term “GeoEthnography” for his dissertation to look at the way Boston graffiti writers make, and remake, social and public space through their rhetorical work.
- Conferenced with Prof. Poe and Prof. Gallagher to develop a seminar paper into an article for publication in a flagship journal of Rhetoric and Composition...