Emily I. Troshynski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Criminal Justice
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Dr. Emily Troshynski is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) where she is the department undergraduate coordinator. Troshynski also has affiliated appointments with UNLV’s program on Gender and Sexuality Studies as well as UNLV’s new School of Medicine. Dr. Emily Troshynski received her doctoral degree in criminology, law, and society from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) with a graduate feminist emphasis (GFE) from the Department of Women’s Studies (now, Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies). She also holds a master of science degree in sociology from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Troshynski’s research interests include understanding the social causes of deviance, violence, and victimization. Particularly, the goals of her research are to critically, theoretically, and empirically uncover how law and society inform justice system policies and practices. This line of research has had two main foci: 1) experiences of gendered violence and justice system responses (i.e., human trafficking; domestic and intimate partner violence; sex crimes); 2) realities of community corrections as experienced by parolees as they re-enter society (i.e., shifts in punishment and social control via changes in rules and regula

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, (Elsevier-Academic, 2015) as well as Broadening the Scope of Human Trafficking (Carolina Academic Press, 2016).

Dr. Troshynski teaches introductory courses on criminal justice; interdisciplinary perspectives of law, politics, and society; upper-division courses in criminological theory including courses on women and crime; gender and crime; and surveillance and social control. She also teaches graduate courses on gender and feminist theory, surveillance and privacy, and qualitative research methods.