Research interests: Sara Bastomski is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Yale Department of Sociology, and a Fellow at the Yale Institute for Social and Policy Studies. Sara has received grants for graduate study from the Burnand-Partridge Foundation for two consecutive years. In her current work, Sara is examining the relationship between neighborhood disadvantage and gender-specific violence in major U.S. cities, with attention to the crime prevention policy implications of this research. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Sara worked at a social service agency, developing culturally-competent program evaluation methods appropriate for programs that serve at-risk urban Native American youth. Additionally, Sara has conducted ethnographic fieldwork on the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles and New York City. Sara's research interests include crime and deviance, neighborhood inequality, gender, and sexual violence.
Education: B.A. Sociology, Magna cum Laude with Honors in Sociology (UCLA, 2008); M.A., Sociology (Columbia University, 2011).