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Jenna Pasanen

PhD Student

Teaching Assistant

Criminology, Law, and Justice

Pronouns: Sher/Her/Hers


Building & Room:

4075E BSB


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


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