Deptartment of Sociology | University of Washington
Michele Cadigan is a PhD student of sociology at the University of Washington. Cadigan's work brings together theoretical frameworks from economic sociology, law and society, and criminal justice research to help understand the complex relationship between markets and the criminal justice system, paying particular attention to the ways these interactions shape inequality.
Using a mixed-methods approach, her current project studies various aspects of cannabis legalization including equity, worker experiences, criminal justice outcomes, and the construction of morality within the market.
Her work is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI), the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies (HBCLS), and the Center for Demography and Ecology (CSDE)