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Sadé L. Lindsay

Assistant Professor, Cornell University

Dr. Sadé L. Lindsay is an Assistant Research Professor of Public Policy and Sociology in the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy at Cornell University. A sociologist by training, Dr. Lindsay's research interests lie at the intersection of criminal justice, punishment, racial inequality, and public policy. Professor Lindsay’s work examines racism and the criminalization of deviance, incarceration, prison reentry, collateral consequences of criminal justice contact, and drug policy and use. Dr. Lindsay’s scholarship has been published in outlets such as Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and Social Problems and has received numerous awards from the American Society of Criminology, the American Sociological Association, and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Professor Lindsay's work has also been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Justice, and the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, among other national organizations. Dr. Lindsay is a proud Columbus, Ohio native and three-time Buckeye, receiving her bachelor's and master’s degrees and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.


  • 2021–present
    Assistant Professor, Cornell University


  • 2021 
    The Ohio State University, Ph.D.