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Adjunct Lecturer, Instructor
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught 
JUST 319 Latinos/as and the Criminal Justice System
Research Interests 
Critical and feminist qualitative research methodologies; juvenile justice; Latinos/as in the criminal legal system; mass incarceration and prison nation; female gangs; girls and women in the criminal legal system; critical race theory; Chicana feminism

•  M.A., Criminology, Law and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2012
•  B.A., Justice Studies, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, 2011


Selected Publications 

Martensen, K. (2012). “The price that US minority communities pay: Mass incarceration and the ideologies that fuel them.” Contemporary Justice Review, 15(2), 211-222.

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