Lindsay M. Bing

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Columbia University Justice Lab, where I work on projects investigating how the policies and practices of criminal legal institutions shape racial and economic inequality across the population. In my work, I use quantitative and demographic methods to answer questions grounded in sociological theories of race and racism, social control, surveillance, and punishment. I completed my graduate training in sociology and demography at the University of Texas at Austin, where I maintain an affiliation with the Population Research Center. My current projects use large-scale, linked administrative criminal record, education, and employment records to investigate the scope, distribution, and consequences of low-level criminal legal contact, including misdemeanors, arrests, and charges ending without conviction. My work has received support from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Research Interests

Adolescent/Youth Adult Developmental Transitions
Health Inequities
Social Determinants
Social Stratification
Incarceration, policing


National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health
Administrative data