Associate Professor

KTCH 159

Spring 2024 Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 11am-12pm and by appointment


Jillian Turanovic is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and a fellow in the Institute of Behavioral Science. Her research focuses on the causes and consequences of victimization, violence, the life-course, and incarceration. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Justice, the Office for Victims of Crime, and Arnold Ventures. She is the author of Thinking about Victimization: Context and Consequences (Routledge, 2023), Confronting School Violence: A Synthesis of Six Decades of Research (Cambridge University Press, 2022), and Revitalizing Victimization Theory: Revisions, Applications, and New Directions (Routledge, 2021). In 2019 she received the Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology. Her current research examines issues of trauma and well-being, school victimization, firearm violence, and prisons. She received her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Arizona State University in 2015.