Vanessa Lovelace, PhD

Assistant Professor

Crime & Justice Studies

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Liberal Arts 399F

Education

2017University of ConnecticutPhD Political Science (Feminist Studies)
2011University of ConnecticutMA Political Science
2008University of California-Santa CruzBA Legal Studies

Teaching

  • Crime and Justice Studies
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Black Studies
  • Political Theory
  • Law and Society

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Introduction to the College of Arts and Sciences. This course facilitates a smooth transition to college life through academic and life skills enhancement and the development of enduring relationships between students, faculty and advisors, and classmates. Topics include utilizing campus resources, the importance of co-curricular activities, time management, reading and notetaking, information literacy, and career and major/minor exploration.

Introduction to the College of Arts and Sciences. This course facilitates a smooth transition to college life through academic and life skills enhancement and the development of enduring relationships between students, faculty and advisors, and classmates. Topics include utilizing campus resources, the importance of co-curricular activities, time management, reading and notetaking, information literacy, and career and major/minor exploration.

Examines Crime and Justice Studies as a multidisciplinary field of study that bridges criminology, criminal justice, and justice studies. Students engage with a variety of histories, policies, procedures, and politics that inform how crime and justice are constructed within U.S. transnational and intersectional contexts. Areas of analysis include state-making, citizenship, social control, criminality, surveillance and security, war, rights and law, revolution, prison writing, nonviolence, collective justice, and abolitionism.

Consideration of the problems surrounding the legal definition and handling of youth who confront the law as offenders, clients and victims. Attention is given to the development and behaviors of the child/adolescent population and to the most significant directions of legal and social change affecting youth in our society.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

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.
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Research

Research Interests

  • Black Geographies
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Postcolonial and Transnational Black Feminism
  • Transnational Justice

Select publications

Vanessa Lovelace (2014).
On Ferguson's Protest and Its Occupation
The Feminist Wire

Vanessa Lovelace and Jamie Huff (2011).
Ghost Stories in the Soil: Notes on Place and Research
International Feminist Journal of Politics, 14(1), 154-162.

Vanessa Lovelace (2011).
Book Review: Male Trouble: Masculinity and the Performance of Crisis
International Feminist Journal of Politics, 13(3), 475-477.

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