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Lillian Jungleib, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology



Lillian Jungleib is an Assistant Professor of Sociology. She completed her doctoral degree in Sociology with an emphasis in feminist studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2019. She then held s position as a University of California Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Irvine in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society (2019-2021) and as an Assistant Professor at Susquehanna University (2021-2022). She grounds her research and teaching in her commitment to public sociology and social justice principles at the intersection of criminology, gender, and social inequalities. Her book project Rescue Rehab (in progress) explores the nature and impact of two parallel prostitution diversion programs for managing prostitution: one which seeks to rescue women (mostly) who sell sex; the other which aims to educate men who buy it. Through comparative analysis of these programs she reveals the extent to which empowerment and responsibilization operate as fundamentally gendered state processes, and the paradoxical connections between victim-based prostitution policy and the criminalization of prostitution. Additionally, she conducts a research project centering the experiences of people who volunteer to “help” “victims” of sex trafficking/women in prostitution.