Monica C. Bell (@monicacbell) is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale University. Her areas of study include law and sociology, race and the law, policing and the criminal legal system, welfare and public benefits law, and housing law and residential segregation. Monica’s scholarship aims to center the voices and experiences of people who are most directly affected by these bodies of law and their implementation. Monica’s scholarship has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, NYU Law Review, American Journal of Sociology, Law & Society Review, and other outlets. She has also published writing in popular venues such as the Los Angeles Review of Books and the Washington Post. To learn more about her work, please visit www.monicabell.org.