The Justice Lab at UW-Madison focuses on ending racial, economic, and health disparities across the rural-urban interface.

Isabel Anadon

Isabel Anadon is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her current research examines the intersection of migration and punishment drawing on structural theory, race and ethnicity, and the sociology of law. She employs a range of research methods including quantitative and qualitative methods and applied science. Her dissertation, “Interior Immigration Enforcement: structural mechanisms and the punishment of immigrants in the United States,” conceptualizes systems of immigrant punishment into three broad and intersecting areas: 1) institutions, 2) laws and policies, and 3) procedural processes. This project uncovers how these key structural mechanisms intersect with the legal system negatively impacting life outcomes for immigrants and other populations across space and time. Her research is inspired by her extensive community organizing and collaborative efforts alongside local Chicago/Illinois communities and stakeholders on issues of immigrant integration, education, local & federal immigration policy and access to health care. She currently works with the Criminal Justice Council in Dane County evaluating programs that seek to decrease the footprint of the criminal legal system on the lives of residents. Isabel has a M.S. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.P.P. from the University of Chicago. and a dual B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. She is currently an American Bar Foundation/National Science Foundation Law & Inequality Fellow.