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Faith Deckard

B.S. Biology, Trinity University

Faith Deckard



Criminal Justice Contact, Health Disparities, Debt, Egocentric Network Analysis, Demography, Ethnography


Faith Deckard is a second year Ph.D student in the sociology department at the University of Texas at Austin, working in the LifeHD lab.

Faith is currently exploring the “stress and strain” associated with financial obligations, or indebtedness,  to expensive institutions. While bail navigation presents an opportunity to examine the social cost of affording anti-social attachment (justice contact), college settings provide an environment to explore stress radiating from the affordability of pro-social institutional attachment. Ultimately, Faith’s goal is to produce rigorous research that informs programs and policies aimed at eliminating disparities experienced by institutionally indebted populations.

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