Mai Thai

Mai Thai

Graduate Student

About Mai Thai

I’m a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology. My dissertation examines the case of junior police academies, school-police partnerships that expose youth to law enforcement careers and academic resources, to advance our conceptualizations of governance and social control. My work has been supported by agencies such as the Ford and National Science Foundations and has received recognition from organizations including the American Sociological Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. 


I’ve also taught in various capacities, including as the instructor of record, as a university teaching consultant, and beyond the academy as a political education trainer. 


Currently, I serve as the lead graduate assistant with Indiana University’s Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society. I earned my B.A. from Pomona College.