Jackie Cosse (they/she) is a psychodynamically trained social worker and third year PhD Student at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. In research, Jackie examines the criminalization of intimate partner violence (IPV) under mandatory arrest policy, and its connection to the historical policing of race, gender, and sexuality in the United States. Jackie’s work explores how white hegemony and cisheterosexism interplay in determining which methods of survival are afforded “legitimacy” in the eyes of those who enforce law – a question Jackie intends to address via mixed methods dissertation. Jackie’s approach is informed by over a decade of working alongside fellow organizers, IPV survivors, and queer and trans young people of color. They are resolutely committed to research that identifies and amplifies the voices of those most at the margins when considering the nexus between intimate partner violence and carceral/state intervention.