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