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Research Assistant Professor, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University

Dr. Austin Kocher is a Research Assistant Professor in the Newhouse School of Public Communication and a researcher with the Transactional Research Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a research institute at Syracuse University that uses Freedom of Information Act requests to study the federal government. Key areas of Kocher’s current research at TRAC include federal immigration detention, enforcement, and deportation, the immigration court system, and trends within the federal criminal and civil courts.


  • 2020–2021
    Research Associate Professor, Syracuse University


  • 2017 
    The Ohio State University, Ph.D.