Kevin Dahaghi is an Affiliated Professor in Criminal Justice, as well as Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Rutgers University. His research focuses on the dynamics between social contexts and organizations in the policy process, with an emphasis on punishment and criminal legal policies. His current work examines the origins and development of policies that shape differential exposure to the criminal legal system. His work has been published in Social Problems and Stanford Law Review. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2021 and a B.A. in Sociology and Journalism from Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2014.