Rachel Barkow, author of Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration, is the Vice Dean, Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy, and Faculty Director of the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law at NYU School of Law. From 2013-2019, she served on the United States Sentencing Commission. Barkow graduated from Northwestern University and Harvard Law School, where she won the Sears Prize. She was a law clerk to Judge Laurence H. Silberman on the D.C. Circuit and Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a recipient of NYU’s Distinguished Teaching Award and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.