Previous Student Fellows
Nicole N. Hanson
Nicole N. Hanson is a Doctoral Student in Criminal Justice at John Jay College, where she works as Doctoral Fellow at the Center on Race, Crime, and Justice. She obtained her B.A. in Anthropology, with minors in both Psychology and Sociology, from the University at Albany. She holds Masters Degrees in both Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice, specializing in Criminology and Deviance, both from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Ms. Hanson has held adjunct instructor positions in the Sociology Departments of both John Jay College and St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to her entry into the Doctoral Program, she worked as Academic Coordinator and Professor of Criminal Justice at Briarcliffe College’s Queens Center in Long Island City, NY. Ms. Hanson has also worked as a project and case assistant at forensic expert witness consultation firm The Forensic Panel, where she gathered and maintained information for psychiatric and psychological evaluation of criminal and civil cases, and aided in a large-scale internet-based research project on the social context of depravity.
Ms. Hanson’s research interests include the relationship between public opinion and criminal justice policy decisions, particularly within the context of the role of new media in public deliberation and norm development. Her related interests include inequality, social control, and state power, and efficacy and ethics of crime policy.
Kideste Wilder Bonner
Doctoral Police Accountability Fellow
Kideste Wilder Bonner is the first Police Accountability fellow for the Center on Race, Crime and Justice. She has worked with the Center since the Spring of 2005, organizing special events and promotions for the Center’s activities. Her research examines the implications of criminal justice policy as it relates to policing practices within communities of color.
Mrs. Wilder Bonner recently received the CUNY MAGNET Dissertation fellowship for her dissertation study, “Building a Model for Policing Communities with Competing and Converging Interests.” The fellowship includes a $20,000 award plus tuition. Mrs. Wilder Bonner is currently a Provost Teaching Fellow and an adjunct professor in the departments of Law and Police Science and Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.
Her recent publications include “Still excluded: An update on the status of African American scholars in the discipline of criminology and criminal justice” co-authored with Shaun L. Gabbidon and Helen Taylor-Greene in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency and “African-American families, child maltreatment, & parental rights termination litigation” co-authored with Matthew B. Johnson and Misha S. Lars in Critical Race Realism: Intersections of Psychology, Race and Law (editors Shayne Jones and Jonathan Cardi).
Mrs. Wilder Bonner is a Ph.D. candidate at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She received both a B.S. in Criminal Justice with minor in African American Studies and M.A. in Applied Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
Masters Police Accountability Fellow
Jaspreet Gill is a Graduate Student in Criminal Justice at John Jay College, where he works as a Graduate Fellow at the Center on Race, Crime and Justice. He received his B.S in Business with an Emphasis in Finance at the University of Southern California as a Business, National Merit, and AP Scholar. After completing his degree Jas worked as a Financial Analyst with Mellon Financial while he co-founded and acted as CFO for J&J Entertainment, an entertainment management company.
As a top 10% scorer on the GRE and GMAT and a top 1% scorer on the LSAT, Jas joined Princeton Review and has taught and tutored the LSAT, GRE, and GMAT to hundreds of students while conducting speaking and marketing events from Texas to New York. Energized by his students and the joy of teaching, he soon found his way back to the classroom as a Master’s student at John Jay College.
Since joining John Jay, Jas has worked for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, conducted ethnographic research of prisons and legal institutions in the Dominican Republic, and contributed to a Primer on Police Practices of Stop, Question and Frisks. Currently, he is working as a research assistant for a study of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Sex Workers in Atlantic City and for an ethnographic community assessment of Redhook Community Court in Brooklyn. These experiences have shaped his research interest in the areas of race, legal socialization, incarceration and inequalities within, police powers, and constitutional rights.
Annmarie Singh works primarily on Police Accountability for the Center on Race, Crime and Justice. Ms. Singh has worked with the Center since the Fall of 2009. She works to promote the Center’s activities and performs research with the rest of the team. Her research examines police-on-police mistaken-identity shootings, as it relates to police-on-citizen shootings and use-of-force incidents.
Mrs. Singh is a Graduate Fellow at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. She received a B.A. in Forensic Psychology and is completing her M.A. in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminology and Deviance from John Jay College.
Immigration Policy Fellow
Cory Feldman began working as the Immigration Policy fellow at the Center on Race, Crime and Justice in April of 2008. Her work centers around the impact immigration policy has on the rights of Afro-Caribbean people in prison and the role of race in new immigration policy being crafted around the United States. Cory has spent ten years working with adults in prisons and youth in detention centers.
She began her career in criminal justice supervising women in a minimum security prison in Wisconsin. She then moved to San Francisco where she began working at the Huckleberry Youth Program, an innovative diversion program providing individualized assessment and referrals to young people at the point of arrest.
After moving back to her hometown of Jackson Heights, Queens, Cory served as a trainer for the Vera Institute of Justice’s Affirm Program, where she coached safety agents based in some of New York City’s most dangerous public schools in techniques for reducing violence. Cory’s recent work has focused on preparing people who have committed violent felonies to return home after prison and connecting them to services in their communities during reentry.
Currently, Cory teaches corrections officers at the New York Tolerance Center on how to use their power responsibly and facilitates workshops in soccer and poetry for incarcerated youngsters.
Cory holds a BA in African American Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MA in Criminal Justice, specializing in Juvenile Justice, from John Jay College. Cory intends to use her doctoral training to improve practice and policy related to people who are or have ever been incarcerated focusing specific attention on those slated for deportation.