My project analyzes how certain psychiatric diagnoses became associated with deviant behavior and the “juvenile delinquent,” particularly for young males of color. I am interested in how psychiatry and the justice system came together to frame delinquency as a public health issue; this research bridges medical sociology and criminology by examining an overlooked population, adolescents of color.
Hometown: McLean, Virginia
Hobbies: Writing and reading nonfiction, particularly essays, and watching stand-up comedy. I also love keeping up to date with current events, whether fashion trends on social media or political campaigns.
Fun Fact: I literally dream about competing on Jeopardy! and making enough money to open a vegetarian soul food restaurant. (The more you know!)
Follow Sarah’s research on the W&M Honors Fellowships blog!