Kathleen Darcy, J.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies
Kathleen Darcy
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
College-Wide Programs
4050 College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building | 4901 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, MI 48128

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

Selected Publications

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.