Meet the Graduate Students


Eduardo Bautista, B.S., San José State University

Sion Belvin, B.A., Arizona State University, West

Jordan Bencomo, B.S., Seton Hall University

Arely Cardenas, B.A., San José State University

Ernest Chavez, B.A., UC Santa Cruz
Areas of Interest: Police Culture; Criminal Legal System; Social Control; Prison Consciousness

Daniel Eloff, B.S., San José State University

Sarah Emmert, B.A., UC Santa Cruz

Brittney Gutierrez, B.S., North Dakota State University

Tara Aguayo-Hedemark, B.A., DeVry University

Silke Higgins, B.A., M.A., San José State University
Areas of interest: Digital Divide; Occupational Justice; Japan’s Criminal Justice System

Pedja Ilic, B.S., San Jose State University
Areas of interest: Social Control; Human Rights; Ethics; Sociology of Punishment; Epistemology; Mass Media; Religion & Ideologies

Maria Martinez, B.A., UC Riverside

Noe Martinez, B.S., CSU Dominguez Hills
Areas of interest: Juvenile Justice; Policing; Prisons

Sarah Matthews, B.S., San José State University
Areas of interest: Prisoner Reentry; Rehabilitation; Social Stigma

Peter O’Day, B.S., San José State University

Lindsay Parodi,B.S., San José State University

Areas of interest: Prisons; Juvenile Detention; HumaRights

Elora Rodriguez, B.S., San José State University
Areas of interest: Juvenile Delinquency; Prisons; Human Rights; Criminological Theory; Immigration

Jennifer Rushforth, B.S., San Francisco State University
Areas of interest: Comparative Legal Theory; Prisons

Adam Saffin, B.A., UC Merced

Casey Salm, B.A., San José State University
Areas of interest:  Social Justice; Social Equality; Sociology

Carla Schultz, B.S., San José State University
Areas of interest: Prisons and Human Rights

Ceanne Smith, B.S., San José State University
Areas of interest: Social Justice; Immigrant Rights; Human Rights; Juvenile Justice; Mass Incarceration; Disenfranchisement; Banishment

Jacqueline Talley, B.A., San Francisco State University
Areas of interest: Criminological Theory; Critical Race Theory; Juvenile Delinquency; Punishment; Post-Incarceration

Kimberly Turner, B.A., Loyola Marymount; MPA University of Southern California
Areas of interest: Policing; Social Justice; Law & Society

Monica White,  B.A., San José State University