Department of Sociology

Ilya Slavinski

M.S., London School of Economics

Ilya Slavinski



Mass Incarceration, Prison Policy, Race, Inequality


Ilya is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin.. He is also a graduate trainee in the Population Research Center and an Ethnography Lab Fellow. Ilya received his MS in Non-Government Organizations and Development from the London School of Economics and his BA in Philosophy from Rutgers University. He studies the field of carceral policy decisions in Texas and how these decisions lead to unequal outcomes along class and racial lines. He is currently working on a research project with Dr. Becky Pettit documenting the scope and unequal distribution of Legal Financial Obligations in Texas counties.  After receivng his degree, he was invited to present a public lecture and guest lecture in several classes at Florida State University through their Center for Participant Education (CPE), the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, & the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. Between his studies, Ilya was an Americorps member working with at-risk youth at a non-profit in upstate New York, volunteered for an NGO in Cajamarca, Peru, and worked on several political and labor campaigns. 

Ilya earned his B.A. from Rutgers University in Philosophy and his M.S. from the London School of Economics in NGOs and Development. 

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