Position: Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Location: Gregory 110
B.S. Criminal Justice, Old Dominion University; M.A. Applied Sociology, Old Dominion University; Ph.D. Criminology and Criminal Justice, Old Dominion University
Fields of Expertise:
- Social Inequality
- State Crime
- Forced Migration
2020 Division on Critical Criminology & Social Justice Outstanding Graduate Paper Award, The American Society of Criminology
2019 Excellence in Teaching Award, Old Dominion University
2018 Doctoral Summit Scholarship, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. New Orleans, Louisiana
2017 Grant Awardee. “Revisiting Crimes of the Powerful – A Global Conversation on Capitalism, Corporations & Crime,” York University. Toronto, Canada
Peer Reviewed Publications
Kulzer, S. P., Pitman B., and Young, S. T. (Forthcoming). “Critical Criminology: State-Facilitated Corporate Crime, Environmental Racism, and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.” Howard Journal of Crime and Justice – Invited Paper, Special Edition.
Kulzer, S. P. & Phillips. R. (2020). “Those Who Must Die: Syrian Refugees in the Age of National Security.” Human Rights Review 21: 139-157.
Kulzer, S. P. & Friedrichs, D. O. (2019). “Make Our Enemy – Kill Our Enemy: The Creation of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria: From Realpolitik to Biopolitics to Necropolitics,” In: Rothe, D and Collins, V (eds.) Explorations in Critical Criminology: Essays in Honor of William J. Chambliss. Brill: Leiden.
“The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned.”
– Bryan Stevenson
If I am not with my husband and son (my two favorite people in the world), you can probably find me at the local CrossFit gym. Community engagement and social justice grassroots movements are the inspiration behind my work in the field as well as in the classroom. Refugee resettlement is my passion and I enjoy volunteering with local refugee and SIV populations. I will talk to you all day about Ohio State and fantasy football if you let me, and the Cincinnati Reds are my favorite letdowns.
Fight the system, never give up hope, and use your platform for justice. Lets give the system a run for its money!