Angela Carter is a Research and Policy Fellow in the Policy Advocacy Clinic at Berkeley Law.
Carter’s research is motivated by interests in the criminal justice system and social stratification processes. Her dissertation analyzed the consequences of negative adolescent experiences for employment and criminal behavior in adulthood, while her undergraduate honors thesis evaluated the success of prison higher education programs in reducing recidivism. In addition to her work at PAC, Angela is at work on several collaborative projects that: document heterogeneous returns to education among low-wage workers with a criminal record; examine relationships between income instability and mental health among low-wage workers; and assess associations between exclusionary school discipline and juvenile justice sanctioning.
Carter’s co-authored work on the effects of parental incarceration on children has been funded by the UC Consortium on Criminal Justice & Health and the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, for which she has co-written policy briefs. As a graduate student, she worked with the UC Davis Undergraduate Research Center to coordinate a mentorship program encouraging undergraduate students to get involved in social sciences and humanities research.
Carter received a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Davis and a B.A. from UC Berkeley with majors in Legal Studies and Political Science.