Mawia Khogali

Mawia Khogali, MA was a research associate in Vera’s Policing Program. She originally joined the team as a predoctoral applied justice research fellow, where she has contributed to a variety of projects aimed shifting the national policing discourse, reimagining police management, and improving police-community relations in minority communities. Her projects focused on understanding the role of police enforcement in driving mass incarceration, implementing system-wide community policing metrics, and developing a deeper understanding of the 911 call for service landscape as a platform for developing alternatives to police use of enforcement.

Mawia is a psychology and law doctoral candidate at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY Graduate Center, where her dissertation examines the role of civilian race in police officers’ perceptions of resistance and disrespect and judgments about use of force.