Theodore Malone is a Ph.D. student in Applied Sociology at the University of Louisville who grew up around the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. His past research focused on the intersection of litigant advantage and success in appellate courts. His current interests include the sociology of risk and edgework. He holds a Master of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology, both from West Virginia University. Theodore worked as a math teacher in low-income schools in West Virginia and in affluent northern Virginia schools and later worked as a freelance editor and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the department of Sociology at West Virginia University. He recently returned to pursue his Ph.D. after living in Europe and studying at a university there. He is now a research assistant for CEPM.