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Kaitlin Devaney

Kaitlin Devaney received her Ph.D. with distinction and her M.A. in Criminology, Law and Justice with a concentration in Violence Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her B.A. from the University of Chicago, where she double-majored in Public Policy and Latin American Studies and played basketball. Dr. Devaney’s research lies broadly in neighborhood-level violence, community-level anti-violence strategies, critical race studies and comparative racialization, and outsider qualitative methodology. Her dissertation research, Death by Abandonment: Understanding North Lawndale’s Historically High Homicide Rate, explored the intersection of neighborhood violence and critical theories of race and violence. She is currently engaged in work that explores the drill rap subculture of violence in Chicago and evaluative prison education research on Northwestern’s Prison Education Program, where she did her postdoctoral research fellowship.