Greetings! I am Sadé L. Lindsay, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the Ohio State University. I received my bachelor’s degree in criminology and a master’s degree in sociology at the Ohio State University in 2015 and 2017, respectively. As a Columbus, Ohio native, I have an extreme love for all things Buckeyes. My research interests include punishment and inequality, incarceration and reentry, drug use, and perceptions of deviance. My research has been published in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency and The Prison Journal. I am also a Ruth D. Peterson Fellow of the American Society of Criminology, a Center for Engaged Scholarship Fellow, a Racial and Ethnic Minority Fellow of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and a National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellow.

My mixed-methods dissertation examines whether prison credentialing programs help formerly incarcerated men overcome criminal stigma and discrimination in the labor market. My dissertation has received an award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Corrections and Sentencing and is supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Justice, the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, and the Ohio State University’s Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship.

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