CheyOnna Sewell
Criminology • Africana Studies

Office Location: Ketchum 272

Pronouns: she / her / hers



Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis - Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2018
B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City - Criminal Justice and Criminology, 2010

Research Interests

Intersectionality, trends of violence and inequality, social control, data analysis

Dr. CheyOnna Sewell received her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2018 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is currently a lecturer for the Ethnic Studies department. She has received competitive funding from the Bureau of Justice Statistics multiple times for projects investigating violence against women, race x gender inequality, and trends of violence. Her dissertation, "Gender Inequality, Intersectionality, and Violence Against Women: A National- and State-level Analysis of Violence Against Women Trends," investigates the relationship between trends of gender inequality and violence against women while attending to racial structures of inequality.