Brittany Hearn (Vanderbilt University), Brandon Crawford (University of Oklahoma), and Rocio Paez (University of Arkansas at Little Rock) will be joining the faculty in the Department of Sociology and Criminology in Fall 2018. We are excited to announce that each of these new faculty members is eager to work with the faculty and students involved in the CSR.
Dr. Crawford studies the measurement of attitudes towards controversial social issues. His work also focuses on the relationship between child maltreatment, child welfare experiences, and adverse life events throughout the life-course, the role of parent gender in child welfare agency's decision-making, and sexual assault on college campuses.
Dr. Hearne is particularly interested in socially patterned variations in the areas of health, family, and social psychology. Specifically, she utilizes quantitative methods to examine how race, gender, and educational attainment intersect to produce unequal outcomes in depressive symptoms, self-concept, romantic relationships, and parent-child relationships during the transition to adulthood.
Dr. Paez’s research and teaching interests include criminological theory, the intersection of race, immigration, and crime, and the role that networks and institutions play in neighborhood crime.