Forrest Stuart is an associate professor of sociology at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford Ethnography Lab. His research examines the causes and consequences of contemporary urban poverty. His first book, Down, Out, and Under Arrest, is a five-year ethnographic study of the detrimental effects of broken-windows policing on urban poor residents. His second book, Ballad of the Bullet, investigates how digital social media transform gangs, violence, and daily life in urban poor communities. A 2020 MacArthur Fellow, Stuart has seen his research featured in outlets such as NPR, Vice, GQ, Mother Jones, and Wired.