Monica Bell studies policing, race, and poverty in America. Her broader topics of research include criminal justice, poverty, welfare law, housing, and race and the law. Some of her recent scholarship has been published in The Yale Law Journal, Law & Society Review, Social Service Review, Harvard Law Review Forum, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and the Annual Review of Law & Social Science. She has also published work in popular outlets such as the Los Angeles Review of Books and the Washington Post.
Bell, a first-generation college graduate from Anderson, South Carolina, received her B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from Furman University (Truman Scholar), an M.Sc. in Equality Studies from University College Dublin (Mitchell Scholar), a J.D. from Yale Law School, and her Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy from Harvard University. For more information, please visit monicabell.org. Sign up for office hours at monicabell.youcanbook.me.