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Janani Umamaheswar

Faculty / Janani Umamaheswar

Assistant Professor I

Department Name 
Sociology and Criminology
Office Location 
Fine Arts 265
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Janani Umamaheswar

Janani Umamaheswar recently completed her PhD in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the Pennsylvania State University. Her dissertation was based on field research investigating how women prisoners construct definitions of adulthood while they are incarcerated. Her current research and teaching interests are in the areas of gender, crime and deviance, incarceration, the life course, and qualitative research methods.