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Department of Sociology Inlow, Alana
Education

M.A. Sociology, Washington State University, 2016
B.A. Sociology – Criminology Track, University of Portland, 2014

Areas

Criminology, Spatial Analysis & Spatial Inequality, Housing Policy, Neighborhood Change, Space & Place, and Urban Sociology

Research Interests

My research broadly involves understanding the relationships between space, place, and crime. I am interested in how aspects of crime, neighborhood change, housing policy, and inequality overlap, especially in urban areas. Current projects include examining how crime is affected by land-use, the built environment, and place-based variables in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area.

My secondary research area involves green criminology. I am currently working with Dr. Jennifer Schwartz and Dr. Erik Johnson on a project pertaining to a historical overview of EPA criminal policies and serious crimes against the environment, forwarded by the EPA and prosecuted by the DOJ from 1983-2010.