Eastern Michigan University
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Kathryn Kucyk

Graduate Assistant

Research Areas of Interest

Miscarriages of justice, feminist criminology and feminist theory, queer theory, restorative and transformative justice, and gender-based violence.


Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies


Bachelor of Science, Western Michigan University, 2011


Kathryn earned her B.S. from Western Michigan University, majoring in Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Gender and Women’s Studies. Kathryn is a passionate activist trying to find her voice in academia, and currently she works as a Prevention Education Specialist at HAVEN, Oakland County’s domestic violence and sexual assault service agency. Her thesis work is on the reinforcement of rape myths through DNA exonerations and her other interests include integrating feminist and queer theory into criminology, especially focusing on gender-based violence and miscarriages of justice. With her precious free time, Kathryn enjoys singing show tunes, watching the Detroit Tigers, spending time on Lake Michigan, and attending concerts with friends.