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  • Nancy Contreras, Graduate Student

    Graduate Student
    University of Delaware
    Newark, DE 19716

    Biography

    ​Nancy Contreras is a Ph.D. candidate in Criminology. Her dissertation, titled "Lo único que queremos es una oportunidad de vida [All we want is an opportunity of life]”: Intersecting migrant experiences in route to the United States-Mexico borderlands,” explores international transit migration using legal violence and disaster concepts of social vulnerability and resiliency. She also investigates race-based culture-specific programming, social movement organizing, and perceived police-community relations. Nancy is a Bill Anderson Fund Fellow and an affiliate of the Disaster Research Center. She presented original research at domestic annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the Eastern Sociological Society. Her international conference presentations include annual meetings of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities Multi-Hazards in Symposium in Mexico City and the Association for Humanist Sociology in Cuba. Nancy's previous practitioner experience includes safe haven services for women experiencing homelessness, group facilitation in the juvenile justice system, and assisting behavioral health outpatient care.

    Areas of Interest

    Immigration/Migration; Race/Ethnicity; Intersectional Criminology; Social Disasters; Qualitative Methods

 

 

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