Shefali Gauri Das
B.A., African American Studies, University of California at Berkeley
B.A., Political Economy, University of California at Berkeley
Areas of Interest:
Racial Capitalism, Policing, Neoliberalism, Economic Sociology, State Violence
Shefali Gauri Das is a PhD student in the Departments of Sociology and African American Studies at Yale University, and a Dean’s Emerging Scholar at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her research focuses on relationships between labor, capitalism, race, and inequality. Her B.A. Honors Thesis examined the criminal legal system’s use of fines and fees and the effects of neoliberalism and capitalism on state violence and policing. At Yale, she hopes to understand these relationships more clearly, focusing on the role of economic systems in racialized state violence in the U.S.