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Nicolo P. Pinchak

Ohio State University
Department of Sociology

I received my Ph.D. in sociology from Ohio State University in the Spring of 2023. Starting in August, I will be a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Social Investigation, Nuffield College, University of Oxford working with David Kirk and colleagues on the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN). My research examines how features of communities shape individual- and community-level outcomes, such as adolescent violence and neighborhood crime rates.

My published work has investigated how routine monitoring among neighborhood residents can deter crime (in Social Forces); racial inequalities in activity space (e.g., exposure to violence and segregation; in Demography); measurement of residents' neighborhoods, activity spaces, and residential segregation (in Urban Studies); how neighborhood and school socioeconomic resources interact to shape adolescent violence (in Journal of Youth and Adolescence); the contribution of geographic mobility patterns to crime (in Annual Review of Criminology); and the protective health effects of HBCU attendance among Black college-goers (in American Journal of Epidemiology). My dissertation examined how the social organization of youths' schools shapes violence perpetration during adolescence and early adulthood, and was supported by a NSF-funded dissertation grant from the American Educational Research Association.

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