Gillian Slee is a doctoral student in the joint degree program in Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton. She is currently working on an ethnography on public defenders and their clients in New York City’s criminal courts. Gillian graduated from Harvard College in 2016 with a degree in Social Studies and a minor in Psychology. In 2017, she studied legitimacy in magistrates’ court at the University of Cambridge as a Herchel Smith Harvard Scholar, earning her M.Phil degree in Criminology. Her research interests include poverty, justice, urban sociology, policy, and ethnography.