Britte Van Tiem

Britte van Tiem is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Criminology. Britte works on prisons, with a focus on how prison conditions and policies affect in-prison and post-release outcomes. Britte has been awarded a Dissertation Research Grant by the Russell Sage Foundation for her research on in-prison vocational training and post-release labor market participation. Britte is also interested in the overlap between systems of crime and immigration control, and has published on the impact of a local-federal immigration enforcement partnership on police behavior. Prior to starting at Penn, she managed a large peer support programme in prisons in the UK and Ireland. She has also served as an independent monitor of immigration removal centres. Britte holds a BA from University College Utrecht, and an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. She is pursuing an MA in Statistics during her time at Penn.