I completed my Ph.D. in American Studies at New York University’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. My research on race, policing, and property in Philadelphia was supported by the Social Science Research Council, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. As a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow with the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies and the Department of History at UCLA, I am working to complete my book manuscript. My work traces the history of vice policing in Black Philadelphia from Prohibition to the contemporary War on Drugs, drawing from interdisciplinary urban studies scholarship, critical prison studies, and socio-legal perspectives on policing and punishment.