Iman Said

Iman Said
Bunton-Waller Fellow
Doctoral Candidate

Curriculum Vitae


M.S. Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati 2018
B.B.A. Business Administration, University of Cincinnati 2017

Professional Bio

Iman is a doctoral candidate in Criminology where she studies inequality, social institutions, and race. Her research uses qualitative and quantitative methods to explore how Black communities are affected by neighborhood disadvantage, access to prosocial bodies (such as religious groups), and surveilling institutions including the police. She has studied the ways in which Black men develop their racial identity over their course of adolescence and early adulthood and, separately, how religious identity and beliefs about criminal attribution shape punitive attitudes. Iman is committed to policy-relevant research; in her current projects, she explores the utility of religion in overcoming structural barriers to reentry and substance use recovery among incarcerated persons, develops proposals for ending police violence against Black communities, and examines reactions to Black Lives Matter protests. 

Her work has appeared in Punishment & Society and Race and Justice

Iman Said
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