About Me

Dr. Sadé L. Lindsay is an Assistant Research Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at Cornell University and a W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow of the National Institute of Justice. Her research interests lie at the intersection of criminal justice policy, punishment, and racial inequality. As a sociologist by training, she examines how criminal justice policy and practice, such as state collateral sanctions, drug laws, and prison education programs, impact individual life chances, social mobility, and overall well-being. Dr. Lindsay’s research has been published in journals such as Criminology, Population Research and Policy Review, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and Social Problems. She has received numerous awards for her scholarship, including from the American Society of Criminology, the American Sociological Association, and the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Justice. Dr. Lindsay is a proud Columbus, Ohio native and three-time Ohio State Buckeye.