Brandon Martinez is a doctoral candidate of sociology at the University of Miami and research associate at CUNY Institute of State and Local Governance. Brandon’s research examines racial-ethnic inequalities in the criminal justice system and the housing market, and his published work appears in the peer-reviewed journals of Crime & Delinquency, Critical Sociology, and Sociological Forum. Previously, he worked on a collaborative research project with the ACLU of Florida and has contributed to research on court-assisted reentry and pretrial detention. Brandon earned an M.A. in Sociology at the University of Miami and a B.A. in Sociology at CUNY Brooklyn College.