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Lisa Frohmann, PhD

CLJ Faculty, Associate Department Head

Criminology, Law, and Justice


Building & Room:

4050A BSB


1007 W Harrison St.

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(312) 413-2477

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Curriculum Vitae



Lisa Frohmann, PhD in Sociology, is an Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice and a faculty affiliate in the Departments of Sociology and Gender and Women’s Studies.

Dr. Frohmann’s areas of research expertise include violence against women, sociology of legal practices and processes, organizational decision-making, and qualitative methods. Using participant photography, her research explores the experiences of violence in the lives of individuals living in marginalized communities. She is currently working with Native American women in Chicago, using participant photography to explore their experiences of violence and resiliency. Other research has included working with men as they navigate release from prison and immigrant women who experienced interpersonal violence. All of these research projects included community education components that featured participant photo-narratives. She has also conducted evaluations of the Cook County States Attorneys Office Domestic Violence Target Abuser Call program and DCFS Family Conference Model.

Dr. Frohmann teaches courses on qualitative research methods and violence/non-violence and conflict resolution. Prior to her term as Department Head she held positions as Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies. She has been involved on numerous university committees, including LAS executive committee, Faculty Senate, Office of Access and Equity mediation team, Graduate College Awards Committee and LAS Executive Committee.


According to Google scholar Dr. Frohmann’s research has been cited over 750 times.

Selected Publications

The Framing Safety Project: Photographs and Narratives by Battered Women.@ Violence Against Women. Forthcoming 2005.

Violence Against Women Social Movement and Evaluation@ and AIllinois, A Case Study@ in Stephanie Riger (Eds) Evaluating Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services. Newbury Park: Sage Press. 2002.

Sexual Assault Case Processing.@ Encyclopedia of Women and Crime. Phoenix: The Oryn Press. 1999.


PhD University of California, Los Angeles

Selected Presentations

  • A Photography as Voice: Battered Womens Representations of Safety@ Law and Society Association Annual Meetings. Vancouver, Canada. May 2002.
  • "Everyday Survival: Latina Domestic Violence Survivors. Representations of Life on the Safety-Danger Continuum. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Atlanta, Georgia. August 2003.