Michael Sierra-Arévalo

Michael Sierra-Arévalo

Assistant Professor

University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Sierra-Arévalo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. His research shows how danger and violence influence police culture, officer practice, and social inequality. His first book, Peril on Patrol: Danger, Death, and U.S. Policing, is under advance contract at Columbia University Press. Michael’s writing and research have appeared in The Washington Post, Times Higher Education, NPR, Vox, GQ, and The New Republic.

Learn more about Dr. Sierra-Arévalo at his personal website.

Interests
  • Police culture and behavior
  • Legitimacy and legal cynicism
  • Gun violence and prevention
  • Gangs and social networks
Education
  • PhD in Sociology, 2018

    Yale University

  • M.Phil in Sociology, 2015

    Yale University

  • MA in Sociology, 2014

    Yale University

  • BA in Sociology & Psychology, 2012

    University of Texas at Austin

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