Kayla Martensen
Justice Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-4084
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.

LWH 4034
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4084
Office Hours
Spring 2019: By Appointment Only
El Centro
Main Campus