Vanessa Lovelace, PhD

Assistant Professor

Crime & Justice Studies

508-999-8266

tjmtcj_ac>sk_qqb,cbs

Liberal Arts 399D

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

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.

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.

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.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

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.

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.
Register for this course.

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.

External links

Latest from Vanessa

Request edits to your profile