Ashley Muchow

    Email Address: muchow2@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Criminology, Law, and Justice
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: BSB 4014B Phone: 312-413-3030
    Webpage: https://www.ashleymuchow.com/
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Causes and consequences of social inequality and the role of policy in alleviating or aggravating these disparities. I use quantitative research methods to assess how federal, state, and local policies influence criminal justice practice (i.e., policing, court processes, sentencing, detention/incarceration) and the welfare of immigrant and minority communities.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Juniors or seniors that have taken at least one course in statistics and have an interest in scientifically-minded social research. Students from Criminology, Law, and Justice will be given preference, but those interested in the social sciences will be considered. Familiarity with R, STATA, or GIS is a plus.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Expectations would be decided upon individually, but generally speaking, I would anticipate student RAs to help prepare materials for presentation and publication (e.g., the creation of tables, graphs, powerpoints), to help assemble and clean secondary data sets, and to engage with and summarize recent work related to research projects.

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