Catherine Crooke, University of California, Los Angeles

Catherine Crooke

University of California, Los Angeles

Graduate Student Paper Competition

2021 Recipient

Catherine Crooke won the 2021 Graduate Student Paper Competition for her paper “US Asylum Lawyering and Temporal Violence.” Crooke is a Ph.D. candidate in the sociology at UCLA. Her research interests include the sociology of refugee law and the construction of refugeehood as a legal status, a political concept, and a social category. Her current research uses ethnography to study asylum lawyering in Los Angeles, examining how immigration attorneys adapt their work to navigate exclusionary policies of migration control. After completing her dissertation, Crooke hopes to pursue an academic career teaching law and sociology.