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Student Research

Matt Mleszko, Eviction Lab Ph.D. Student

Matt Mleczko is a doctoral candidate in Population Studies and Social Policy and a Prize Fellow in the Social Sciences at Princeton University. He primarily studies housing inequality and housing policy, with a particular interest in policies that promote affordable housing and integrated, cohesive communities. His dissertation explores the evolution of residential integration in the 21st century and its connection to zoning and land use policy. Matt is also a graduate student researcher with the Eviction Lab and a member of the Princeton Affordable Housing Board. 

Matt Mleczko
Using Natural Language Processing to Construct a National Zoning and Land Use Database
Dismantling Exclusionary Zoning report cover
Fair Share Housing Center Report Dismantling Exclusionary Zoning: New Jersey’s Blueprint for Overcoming Segregation

Ella Gantman ‘23

Ella Gantman ‘232023 Pyne Prize winner. Majoring in SPIA and obtaining a certificate in Spanish language and culture. Gantman hopes to pursue work at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. Gantman says she wants to use her career to reimagine the carceral system, with an emphasis on racial and economic justice.





Detaining Democracy poster
Detaining Democracy: An Investigation of Jail-Based Disenfranchisement in New Jersey Jails