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Carina Perrone

Graduate Teaching Assistant


Carina is a Ph.D. student and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at WVU here in Morgantown, WV. Carina received her B.A. in Psychology with a double major in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2017. She then obtained a master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from IUP in 2018. Her synthesis project focused on various prison programs offered inside correctional facilities and their effectiveness on recidivism rates. 

Carina moved here to WVU in 2019 and obtained her master’s degree in Sociology. Her thesis was an experimental vignette that focused on attractiveness and dating desirability of previously incarcerated individuals using online dating profiles. She, alongside faculty members, has published work focusing on reproductive history on post-reproductive mortality of Amish women as well as numerous book reviews. Her interests include (but are not limited to) the carceral system, criminological theory, victimization, and religion, especially the Amish community. Carina is a member of the Amish research team, Religion and Society group, and the Appalachian Prison Book Project.