Michael Sierra Arévalo
Michael Sierra-Arévalo received his B.A. in sociology and psychology (high honors) from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an affiliate fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), and a graduate student affiliate of the Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE).
His dissertation research uses extensive participant observations and interviews in multiple urban police departments to explore how police socialization and perceptions of danger influence police behavior. His research interests also include gangs, gun violence, social networks, and public policy strategies for reducing urban violence.