Erin Krafft

Erin Krafft, PhD

Assistant Professor

Crime & Justice Studies

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Liberal Arts 399F

Education

2015Brown UniversityPhD in Slavic Studies
2009University of East AngliaMA in Literary Translation
2007University of California, BerkeleyBA in Slavic Languages and Literatures

Teaching

  • Social Theory
  • Gender, Crime, and Justice
  • The State and Private Life
  • Nonviolence Studies
  • Education and Pedagogy

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Selected topics in Black Studies. May be repeated with change of content/topic.

Selected topics in Black Studies. May be repeated with change of content/topic.

A study of sociological theorists. Designed to teach the theoretical foundations necessary for the critical study of crime and justice, the course will cover a range of theories focusing on those that assist in a critique of problems of power in matters of crime and justice.

An examination of the relationship(s) between gender and criminal offending, detection of and societal reaction to that offending, and victimization. We will look at the role gender and gendered experiences play in creating, legitimating, and perpetuating the fear of crime on masculinity and the role it plays in defining offenders and victims, and on the unique challenges gender variation raises in the context of the criminal and legal systems.

Directed readings and analysis in selected topics.

Selected topics of contemporary relevance in the field of Crime and Justice studies. Active discussions, mini-lectures, filed simulations, student presentations, role-playing, guest speakers, and field observations may be utilized. A significant research paper will be required.

Selected topics of contemporary relevance in the field of Crime and Justice studies. Active discussions, mini-lectures, filed simulations, student presentations, role-playing, guest speakers, and field observations may be utilized. A significant research paper will be required.

Selected topics of contemporary relevance in the field of Crime and Justice studies. Active discussions, mini-lectures, filed simulations, student presentations, role-playing, guest speakers, and field observations may be utilized. A significant research paper will be required.

Introduction to the ways in which different academic disciplines explore the history, culture and social dynamics of cities, and how to make urban life viable, sustainable and just. The goal is to engage students in exploring the nature of urban life and finding ways to promote the social, cultural, and economic vibrancy of cities in our region, nationally, and globally.

Topics will be determined by the faculty member and will therefore vary.

Research

Research Activities

  • Community-engaged research within alternative educational environments

Research

Research Interests

  • Transnational Feminisms
  • Russian and Soviet Politics, Society and Culture
  • Gender, Crime, and Justice
  • Critical Theory
  • Education and Pedagogy

Select publications

  • Krafft, Erin Katherine (2018).
    Sophia on the Street: Boulevard Literature Denies the Divine
    The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Gender in Twentieth Century Russia and the Soviet Union, 41-54.

Dr. Erin Katherine Krafft received her PhD in Slavic Studies from Brown University in 2015. She is currently working on a book tentatively titled Gender and Justice: Learning Through Cases, co-authored by Dr. Susan Krumholz and Dr. Jo-Ann Della Giustina. She is also working on two chapters for edited volumes; the first involves an analysis of paradoxes in the sexual politics of the transnational far-right, and the second examines the translation of "gender" in Russia, both linguistically and culturally. With a background in Slavic Studies and Russian culture, Dr. Krafft brings transnational understandings of crime and justice and the relationship between the state and the citizen into both her teaching and research.

Dr. Krafft also teaches about and researches education and pedagogy. She is a Leduc Center for Civic Engagement Service-Learning Faculty Fellow, and in both service-learning courses and traditional courses, she is interested in dissolving the walls between the classroom and the rest of the world. She also researches and develops both theories and practices that can create an educational environment that is conducive to the development of students in particular and society in general.

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