Emily I. Troshynski

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Affiliated Faculty, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Health Policy and Community Affairs
Affiliated Faculty, School of Medicine
Expertise: Women and Crime, Gender and Crime, Social Justice, Intersectionality, Reentry, Surveillance, Violence, Victimization


Emily Troshynski specializes in social causes of deviance, violence, and victimization. An associate professor in UNLV's department of criminal justice, Troshynski's research focuses on uncovering how law and society inform justice system politics and practices. This involves experiences of gendered violence and justice system responses such as human trafficking, domestic and intimate partner violence, and sex crimes, and realities of community corrections as experienced by parolees as they re-enter society.

Troshynski’s research has been published in Trends in Organized Crime; International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy; Theoretical Criminology; and Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. Her work has also appeared in The Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology; The Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence; The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts; and The Routledge Handbook of Victimization Studies. Authored chapters have also appeared in Women, War, and Violence, as well as Broadening the Scope of Human Trafficking.

In addition to her role with UNLV's Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, Troshynski also has affiliated appointments with UNLV’s program on Gender and Sexuality Studies as well as UNLV’s School of Medicine. 


  • Ph.D., Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine (UCI)
  • M.Sc., Sociology, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • B.A., Sociology and Policial Science, The University of St. Thomas

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