Kim Shayo Buchanan is the Senior Academic Writer at CPE in New York. She is a legal academic whose work has focused on race, gender, and criminal justice reform, as well as prisoners’ rights and reproductive and sexual health. She has taught law at the University of Southern California and the University of Connecticut. Her scholarship offers a critical race and gender perspective on the empirics of criminal justice. Her scholarship has been published in journals such as the UCLA Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, and the Yale Law and Policy Review. She has influenced criminal justice law and policy through commentary on draft regulations, expert testimony before the Review Panel on Prison Rape, and as a member of the Connecticut Governor’s Commission on Youth and Urban Violence.