Matthew Clair is a Ph.D. candidate in the Harvard Department of Sociology. Matt is broadly interested in culture, race, law and society, and social justice. His current research centers on the causes and consequences of racial and socioeconomic disparities in the criminal justice system. Drawing on in-depth interviews and observations in the Boston and Cambridge courts, his dissertation considers the disparate experiences of criminal defendants facing drug/alcohol-related charges. Matt's research and writing has been published in Criminology, Social Science & Medicine, Socioeconomic Review, Public Books, and The Guardian.