Campus & community, People

Meet our new faculty: Caitlin Patler, public policy

A portrait of Caitlin Patler, smiling outside behind unfocused scenery of buildings and trees
Caitlin Patler is a new member of the UC Berkeley faculty.

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Name: Caitlin Patler (she/her)

Discipline: Public policy

Degrees: Ph.D. in Sociology, UCLA, 2014

Research interests: Dr. Patler’s research examines US immigration and criminal laws, legal statuses, and law enforcement institutions as drivers of socioeconomic and health disparities. Dr. Patler also studies the spillover and intergenerational consequences of systemic inequality for children’s wellbeing.