Matthew Clair is a Ph.D. candidate in the Harvard Department of Sociology. Matt is broadly interested in culture, race/ethnicity, and the law. 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 work has been published in Criminology, Law & Social Inquiry, Social Science & Medicine, Socioeconomic Review, Public Books, and The Guardian.