In 2009, I earned a BS in Administration of Justice from George Mason University and an AM (MSW) from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration in 2011.

During the 2017-2018 cycle, I earned a Fulbright Research grant to conduct research in Cali, Colombia where I explored how local NGOs support vulnerable communities impacted by armed conflict and violence. Prior to moving to Colombia, I worked at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) in New York in program development, advocacy and research on a variety of criminal justice issues. Specifically, I provided support to communities across the country addressing public safety issues. I also conducted mixed-methods research on youth experiences while incarcerated and during their transition back into the community and the impact of police contact on  youth and families in New York City. I currently study historical and contemporary patterns of police violence, its effects on psychological well-being and racial socialization among communities of color.

I love cats, traveling, and baking!

Research Interests

Police violence | Racial and legal socialization | Psychological Well-being | Racial Disparities


  1. Jackson, A. N. (2022), “The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: A Spatial Analysis of Historical and Contemporary Incidents of Police Violence”, Leitz, L. (Ed.) Race and Space (Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Vol. 46), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 65-86.
  2. Allen, P. C., Butler-Barnes, S. T., Robinson, H., & Jackson, A. N. (2022). Simply put, I’m tired: Efficacy to combat racism among African American adolescent boys and girls. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 31, 365-376.
  3. Gaby, S., Cunningham, D., Lee, H., Ward, G., & Jackson, A. N. (2021). Exculpating injustice: Coroner constructions of white innocence in the postbellum south. Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, 17, 1-13.
  4. Jackson, A. N., Fedina, L., DeVylder, J., & Barth, R. (2021). Police victimization and associations with public perceptions of the police. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 12(2), 303-326.
  5. Rengifo, A. F., Flores, S. G., & Jackson, A. N. (2021). From bright plots to blind spots: Mapping departures in case-review post bail reform in two New Jersey courts. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 48(1), 96–115.
  6. Jackson, A. N., Butler-Barnes, S. T., Stafford, J. D., Robinson, H., & Allen, P. C. (2020). “Can I Live”: Black American adolescent boys’ reports of police abuse and the role of religiosity on mental health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(4330), 1-16.
  7. Sun, S., Jackson, A. N., Smith, R., & Hudson, D. L. (2020). Race at the forefront in social and economic inequities. Journal on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America, 2(1).
  8. Butler-Barnes, S. T., Allen, P. C., Williams, M., & Jackson, A. N. (2020). Stereotypes of African Americans. In J. T. Nadler & E. C. Voyles (Eds.), Stereotypes: The incidence and impacts of bias (pp. 109–127). Praeger Publishing.

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