Date(s) - Tuesday, December 5, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, room 9204
The Vera Institute of Justice has as its mission to build and improve justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities. To do this, it works to tackle the most pressing injustices of our day—from the causes and consequences of mass incarceration, racial disparities, and the loss of public trust in law enforcement, to the unmet needs of the vulnerable, the marginalized, and those harmed by crime and violence. You can find out more about Vera at https://www.vera.org/.
Two staff members from Vera will be joined by a former CUNY/Vera summer fellow to discuss paid summer opportunities for GC doctoral students. A call for applications for these 2018 CUNY/Vera summer fellowships will be forthcoming from the Provost’s Office.
Snacks will be served. Co-sponsored by the Early Research Initiative.
Info Session Bios
Mawia Khogali graduated with honors from CUNY Medgar Evers College with a B.A. in psychology. She is currently a doctoral candidate for a PhD in psychology and law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Her research interests involve racial bias in the criminal justice system, with an emphasis on police use of force in minority communities. Her dissertation focuses on how officers make judgments about necessity of force and perceive resistance for individuals of different racial and ethnic groups in police-civilian interactions. She hopes to ultimately ground these findings in use-of-force policy reform.
Oliver Hinds uses data to drive criminal justice reform. He produces publications, reports, and policy recommendations based on analysis of diverse data relevant to incarceration and crime. Before joining Vera, Oliver was senior scientist at Orchard Scientific, where he worked on problems in medical imaging, robotics, and computer vision. Prior to that he developed medical imaging methods and performed neuroscientific research on the human visual system at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital. Oliver holds a PhD in Cognitive and Neural Systems from Boston University and a BS in Computer Science from North Carolina A&T State University.