Her research interests lie in social institutions (prisons, the military, and the family). She has developed research studies on incarceration, offender rehabilitation, and interpersonal violence/victimization.

Past Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University Northwest

Assistant Professor, School of Public And Environmental Affairs, College of Health and Human Services, Indiana University Northwest

Senior Research Associate, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University (past)

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Carolina at Pembroke (past)

Environmental Policy, Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Public Administration
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Sociology, 2008
MA, University of Pittsburgh, Sociology, 2002
Diploma in Economics, University of Essex, Economics, 1999
Laurea, University of Cagliari, Italy, Economics, 1997
criminology stress traumatology, accidents & injury
English, Italian, Spanish
American Society of Criminology