Edwin Grimsley is a doctoral student in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is primarily interested in using quantitative research methods to study the impact of immigration arrests and court processes on racial and ethnic groups in the United States and examinations of the factors that lead to deportations. He previously worked at the Innocence Project as a Senior Case Analyst, where he investigated cases of prisoners convicted of serious crimes they did not commit, ultimately helping to free seven innocent people from prison. Additionally, he worked on post-9/11 immigration detentions and deportations for the ACLU Immigrants Rights Project, investigating arrests and detentions for immigrants in New York City and New Jersey. He holds a BA from Wesleyan University.