Nicolo P. Pinchak

Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology
Ohio State University
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I'm a Ph.D. candidate at Ohio State University in the Department of Sociology and a resident affiliate with the OSU Institute for Population Research. I was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow between 2017-2022. My work has examined 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 examines how the social organization of youths' schools (e.g. social climate, student network density, peer violence) shapes violence perpetration during adolescence and early adulthood. This work is supported by a NSF-funded dissertation grant from the American Educational Research Association.