Kathleen Darcy, J.D., Ph.D.
Teaching Areas:Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies
Biography and Education
I am an assistant professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies. I received my PhD from Michigan State University in Criminal Justice, my law degree from Michigan State University College of Law and am licensed to practice law in Michigan. I also received my Master's degree from University of Chicago with an interdisciplinary focus on law, criminal justice, history, and human rights, and my BA from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
My research is interdisciplinary and primarily focuses on examining gender inequity, especially how the law impacts those affected by gender-based violence, especially when abuse occurs in institutional settings (e.g., prison, higher education, the military).
Research Interests: Gender-based violence, the law, civil rights, and institutions, trust, systems
Darcy, Kathleen, Fedock, Gina, & Kubiak Sheryl (2021). “Terrified of a system I didn’t understand”: Women’s experiences reporting sexual abuse on parole, Feminist Criminology, 1-22.
Darcy, Kathleen (2019). Bringing the outside in: Organizational collaboration in sexual misconduct investigations under the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Women's Rights Law Reporter, 41, 144.
Brenner, Hannah., Darcy, Kathleen, & Kubiak Sheryl, (2017). Occupational hazards and conditions of confinement: Rape in the military and prisons. Pepperdine Law Review, 44, 881.
Darcy, Kathleen. (2015). Medicalizing gender: How the legal and medical professions shaped women’s experiences as lawyers. Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender & Social Justice, 4, 31.