Alex Roehrkasse

Hello! I'm a sociologist whose research focuses on inequality, crime and punishment, families and children, and quantitative and historical methods. I am especially interested in the ways that families interact with the legal, criminal justice, and child welfare systems, with consequences for racial, class, and gender equity and child well-being. I also work on developing new, large-scale sources of longitudinal administrative data.

I'm currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology & Criminology at Butler University. I received my Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2019. My research has been published in the American Sociological Review, Child Abuse & Neglect, Demography, Punishment & Society, Science Advances, Socius, Social Forces, and other leading journals.