Nour J. Abdul-Razzak is a Research Director at the University of Chicago Inclusive Economy Lab and holds a joint appointment as a Research Associate with the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Prior to joining the Inclusive Economy Lab and the Harris School, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab.
She is an applied microeconomist whose research addresses the structural foundations of law and inequality. At the Inclusive Economy Lab, she directs research projects related to guaranteed income, legal support for youth at risk of incarceration, and homelessness prevention. She also has ongoing projects focusing on the criminal justice system, with research exploring the role of police discretion and measurements of crime, interventions that reduce criminal justice involvement and violence exposure among youth, and the impact of free prison communication technology.
Her research has been published in Electoral Studies and mentioned in major publications, including the New York Times and Washington Post.