About Me

I am Dr. Sadé Lindsay, an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at Cornell University and a W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow of the National Institute of Justice. My research interests lie at the intersection of criminal justice policy, punishment, and racial inequality. As a sociologist by training, I examine how criminal justice policy and practice, such as state collateral sanctions, drug laws, and prison education, impact individual life chances, social mobility, and overall well-being. My research has been published in journals such as Criminology, Population Research and Policy Review, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and Social Problems. I have also received numerous awards for my scholarship, including from the American Society of Criminology, the American Sociological Association, and the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and my research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute of Justice, and the Center for Engaged Research. I am a proud Columbus, Ohio native and a three-time graduate of The Ohio State University.