Liv is a third-year PhD student in Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton University. Her research focuses on violence and the reproduction of inequality, and she uses the American South as a strategic research site for analyses of Black inequality. For her dissertation she will be analyzing the role of violence in the historical production and ongoing reproduction of the rural ghetto. Her other research interests include the intersection of welfare and criminal justice systems and the dynamics of rural poverty and disadvantage. Prior to coming to Princeton, she received her B.S. in criminal justice and sociology at the University of South Dakota in 2018.