Postdoctoral Associate (2020-2021); Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Fall 2021), University of Maryland, College Park
Brooklynn K. Hitchens joins the University of Maryland, College Park Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice as a Postdoctoral Fellow (Fall 2020) and Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (beginning Fall 2021). Hitchens received her Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at Rutgers University in July 2020. Hitchens is an urban ethnographer whose research interests include race, class and gender in crime and victimization; urban violence and trauma; Black female survivors of violence; and participatory action research (PAR) methods. Hitchens aims to advance scholarship that centers the lived experiences of marginalized Black Americans and elucidates how structural inequities shape disparate outcomes for that population.