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Abdul Nasser Rad

DPhil in Sociology

My research is situated on the intersection of sociology, comparative politics, and criminology where I explore the political sociology of developing equitable justice systems. My doctoral studies are supported by the Clarendon Scholarship. My research broadly aims to understand police protectionism and police abuse in America. Specifically, it explores how police union mechanisms reinforce racial orders by reducing accountability and sustaining cultures which insulate both police forces and their practices from the broader dynamics of equity. My research and commentary has been cited in The New Yorker, The Guardian, Vox, and other news outlets. 

I hold an MPhil from the University of Oxford and a BA from Hunter College (City University of New York).  

Abdul N Rad