Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Brant’s research interests focus broadly on the structural and cultural factors which condition transition to adulthood. Specifically, she is interested in how criminal justice and education policies and programs affect young people’s social-cognitive processes, including self-awareness, information processing, and decision making. In her research, she hopes to combine in-depth fieldwork and quantitative analysis to study these effects. Currently, Brant also works as a Research Assistant for the National UnDACAmented Research Project, studying the effects of Obama’s Deferred Action program on undocumented young adults.