Antwann Michael Simpkins is a PhD Student in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his BA and MA in African American Studies from Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA) and UCLA (Los Angeles, CA), respectively, as well as an MA in Sociology from UCLA. Antwann’s research and advocacy work is located at the intersection of Race, Gender, Law, and Society. His specified areas of expertise are carcerality, Black feminist thought, race and ethnicity, law and society, critical race theory, gender, as well as urban and suburban sociology. His current research project examines the experiences of Black women with carcerality by utilizing various archival methodological approaches as well as geographic information systems.