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Vivian Aranda-Hughes has been an assistant professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs since 2022. Dr. Aranda-Hughes received her PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Florida State University. She has worked on multiple government-funded research projects and her work has been published in a variety of journals, including Social Problems, Justice Quarterly, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Feminist Criminology, and Crime and Delinquency. Dr. Aranda-Hughes’s research focuses, broadly, on crime, violence, and the criminal justice system.
Race, ethnicity, and crime; correctional policies and experiences; interpersonal violence and victimization; gender and crime; family and intergenerational violence; mental health and trauma; poverty, crime, and violence; Latina/o and Indigenous populations.
Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Florida State University
Master of Arts in Sociology
Kansas State University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
University of Washington