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Jenna Pasanen

PhD Student

Teaching Assistant

Criminology, Law, and Justice

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


International professional specialized in violence against women. Passionate about social and racial justice, feminist criminology & abolition.

Research interests: Criminalization of women survivors of intimate partner violence, women's needs as returning citizens after incarceration, crisis intervention support, risk assessment and management, victim advocates, prison education

Selected Publications

Master’s Thesis: Emotional Labor of Domestic Violence Shelter Workers (2015)

Notable Honors

2021, Departmental Service Award, UIC Dept. of Criminology, Law, and Justice

2020, Public Service Graduate Internship Award, UIC

2022, 2022-2023 Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellow, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship


Bachelor of Social Science (Social Psychology) - University of Tampere, Finland
Master of Social Science (Gender Studies) - University of Tampere, Finland