Lindsay Bing


Lindsay Bing is a postdoctoral research scholar working on the Oklahoma Legal Debt Study and the Pennsylvania Solitary Study (PASS) alongside Bruce Western and Jessica Simes (Boston University). Prior to joining the Justice Lab, Lindsay earned a Ph.D. in Sociology with a specialty in Demography from the University of Texas at Austin. Lindsay’s research leverages administrative data to investigate the scope and consequences of lower-level criminal legal contact, including fines and fees, misdemeanors, and arrests ending without conviction.

While at UT Austin, Lindsay worked with Sarah Brayne to cofound and direct the Texas Prison Education Initiative, a program offering credit-bearing college courses to women and youth incarcerated in Texas prisons. Prior to starting a PhD, Lindsay was involved in collegiate debating in New York prisons through the Cornell Prison Education Program and the Bard Prison Initiative.

Lindsay also holds an M.Sc. in Middle East Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and a B.A. in Political Science from Portland State University.