Jessica Garrick

Jessica R. Garrick

Teaching Assistant Professor

  • Faculty

What I do

I study the social, professional, and political construction of policies that are meant to improve the lives of workers and families (as well as some that harm them). This includes analysis of the changing understandings and administration of a decades-old labor law, local and state immigration laws and policies, and most recently, a new project about the construction of "best practices" for supporting families with young children. I teach classes on the sociology of law and politics as they relate to work, markets, white-collar crime, and immigration.


  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan, 2019
  • MA, Sociology, University of Michigan, 2016
  • MA, Sociology, University of New Mexico, 2013
  • BA, Political Science, Colorado State University, 2008