Doctoral Student

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  • Fatoumata M. Ceesay
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  • Fatoumata M. "Ceesay" is a first-year doctoral student in the Department of Sociology studying crime and social control. Her research focuses on three subfields within sociology: criminal justice, digital sociology, and health population research. She examines topics within the justice system such as policing & community surveillance, pretrial justice, and incarceration, as it pertains to race and health inequalities, disparities, and policies. She also examines digital media (data) in relation to identity, collective action, and crime/violent imagery. She incorporates qualitative and computational method approaches in her research. Ceesay is a current National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow (GRF). She holds an MA in Sociology at Stony Brook University (2020) and a BA in Sociology, with minors in Gender Studies and African American Studies from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY (2018), where she was also a Ronald E. McNair Scholar.