Maya Barak

Washington, DC

I am a doctoral student in the Department of Justice, Law, and Society at American University with a dual concentration in the sociology of the law and criminology, and an overall emphasis on qualitative methods. My research brings together the topics of law, deviance, immigration, and power utilizing interdisciplinary approaches that span the fields of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Law and Society, Sociology, and Anthropology. Prior to joining the JLS community I was a labor and immigrant rights community organizer in Michigan, where I partnered with the 2010 United States Census, as well as a data analyst for the Washtenaw County Juvenile Court.

  • Work
    • Adjunct Professor, George Washington University
  • Education
    • PhD Justice, Law & Society (American University 2015)
    • MA Criminology and Criminal Justice (Eastern Michigan University 2011)
    • BA Social Anthropology (University of Michigan 2009)