Sarah Brayne, PhD

Sarah Brayne is an assistant professor of sociology and caculty research associate at the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. In her research, Brayne uses qualitative and quantitative methods to examine the use of big data within the criminal justice system. She is currently writing a book on police use of predictive analytics and new surveillance technologies. Her previous work has appeared in the American Sociological Review. Prior to joining the faculty at UT-Austin, Brayne was a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research New England. She received her PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from Princeton University. While at Princeton, Brayne taught sociology classes in state prisons in New Jersey.