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Kathryn Burnham


Kathryn (Katie) is a second year PhD student in sociology, focusing on crime. She received her MA in Criminology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2016 and her BA in Criminology from the University of North Carolina Greensboro in 2013. Her thesis examined sexual assault perpetration and victimization at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in North Carolina using a Routine Activities Theory perspective. For the WVU SOCA department, Katie has worked as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Research Center on Violence and now works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. She also currently serves as the President of the Graduate Sociology Association. Her research interests include sexual assault on college campuses, intersectionality, gender, violent crime, criminological theory, and feminist theory. She values mentorship and applied research. Her future career goals include applied research and evaluation.