Cassandra Gonzalez
Ph.D. Student
Africana Studies • Crime and Justice

Office Location: Ketchum 355

 

Research Interests

Black Feminist Thought/Black Feminisms and knowledges, police/community interaction with a gender lens, race and violence against women and girls, criminological theory, social justice, and anti-trafficking activism


My research examines the phenomenon of domestic human trafficking utilizing and intersectional criminological framework. Within this research, I focus on the experiences of Black individuals as both victims and perpetrators of trafficking and how their intersecting identities of race, class, gender, and sexuality may interact with trafficking experience and the criminal justice system. My areas of interest include Black Feminist Thought/Black Feminisms and knowledges, police/community interaction with a gender lens, race and violence against women and girls, criminological theory, social justice, and anti-trafficking activism.