I am currently an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the School of Criminal Justice at Wichita State University (WSU). I am incoming (Fall 2021) as an Assistant Professor to Sam Houston State University's Department of Victim Studies. I earned my Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2018.
My research assesses how victimization, adversity, and trauma lead to system-involvement. I also critically examine legal and carceral responses, and the impacts of such responses on those directly impacted. Much of my research uses a gendered, intersectional, and familial lens.
In my free time, I enjoy yoga, hiking, snowboarding, video games, and my dogs.
I gave a research talk as part of the Wichita State College of Liberal Arts and Science Perspectives on the Pandemic Series:
“'I’m Not a Number, I’m a Human Being:' A Phenomenological Study of Women’s Responses to Labeling" is officially published online in Feminist Criminology!