Erin Coleman

PhD Candidate

Research Interests

Crime, Law, and Social Control , Social Movements , Political Sociology , Criminology , Sociology of Law


Erin is primarily interested in the intersection of politics and crime. Her dissertation examines the longitudinal relationships between social movement activity, crime, and police behavior using a novel, nationally representative dataset spanning 35 years of U.S. history. In addition to her dissertation research, Erin consults on quantitative projects for faculty and graduate students in the College of Education. Erin also instructs deviances courses for undergraduates attending the University of New Mexico.