Rachel Lautenschlager

Rachel Lautenschlager

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty

What I do

I conduct research and teach a variety of courses on topics related to criminology, racial inequities, and quantitative research methods.


Policing, racial inequity, Geographic information systems

Professional Biography

I am trained as a sociologist, with specializations in criminology and race relations. My research explores the role of geography in perpetuating racial disparities in criminal justice outcomes, with an emphasis on policing. I also have a passion for quantitative research methods and spatial analysis.


  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Miami, 2020
  • MA, Sociology, University of Miami, 2016
  • BA, Judaic Studies, The George Washington University, 2012