Alexandra Cox is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at theUniversity of Essex. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in 2012, and her BA from Yale University in 2001.
Prior to teaching at the University of Essex, she was Assistant Professor of Sociology at SUNY New Paltz, and a Visiting Fellow at Yale University Law School. She has worked as a sentencing mitigation specialist at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (USA) and runs a death penalty sentencing mitigation clinic at the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex.
She has also worked in the areas of drug policy and criminal justice reform, and received a Soros Justice Advocacy fellowship for her work in juvenile prisons. She is the author of 'Trapped in a Vice: The Consequences of Confinement for Young People' (Rutgers University Press, 2018).
Academic title/s: Senior Lecturer
Area(s) of expertise: juvenile justice, criminal defense, sentencing, race and racism, procedural justice, legtimacy.