Tori Cook

Tori Cook is an Associate in Research with the Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity. She received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Kentucky. Tori completed her practicum placements with the Justice Policy Institute (JPI)  and the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NC-NASW). Prior to joining the Cook Center, she was a Research Assistant with the University of Kentucky and a Reentry Case Manager with LINC, Inc., working with individuals returning from incarceration. Her passion lies in the relationship between social research and advocacy, specifically exploring how gendered racism across systems and its policies contributes to racial disparities and inequities in the criminal justice legal system. She plans to pursue her PhD in Sociology, specializing in Crime and Social Control.