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  • Nancy Contreras, Fellow, Bill Anderson Fund

    Fellow, Bill Anderson Fund
    Sociology & Criminal Justice
    Newark, DE 19716

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    ​Nancy Contreras is a criminology doctoral student at the University of Delaware. She earned her Master of Criminal Justice degree at the University of Colorado Denver, and her master’s thesis explored activist ideology, social media practices in organizing protests, and perceived community relations with law enforcement. Nancy also earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California Lutheran University. She has previous practitioner experience in services for women experiencing homelessness, the juvenile justice system, and behavioral health outpatient care. Her additional academic work has focused on hate crimes and affirmative action. She is currently conducting a longitudinal, ethnographic study of a culture-specific program addressing the needs of urban Black youth and structural violence. Nancy’s research interests include intersectional criminology, race/ethnic inequality, culture, disasters, and community-based research.

 

 

Newark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClass1A86DEE6B9A6413EA64151D5E1005EAC"><p>​Nancy Contreras is a criminology doctoral student at the University of Delaware. She earned her Master of Criminal Justice degree at the University of Colorado Denver, and her master’s thesis explored activist ideology, social media practices in organizing protests, and perceived community relations with law enforcement. Nancy also earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California Lutheran University. She has previous practitioner experience in services for women experiencing homelessness, the juvenile justice system, and behavioral health outpatient care. Her additional academic work has focused on hate crimes and affirmative action. She is currently conducting a longitudinal, ethnographic study of a culture-specific program addressing the needs of urban Black youth and structural violence. Nancy’s research interests include intersectional criminology, race/ethnic inequality, culture, disasters, and community-based research. </p></div>nancyc@udel.eduContreras, Nancy <img alt="Photo of person" src="/Images%20Bios/Contreras.Headshot.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Fellow, Bill Anderson FundSociology & Criminal Justice

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