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Julia Dillavou

Doctoral Candidate in Criminology

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. M.A, The Pennsylvania State University, 2020
  2. B.A, University of Vermont, 2015


Julia Dillavou (pronouns: She/Her) is a graduate student in the Department of Criminology at Penn State University. Her research interests include incarceration and reentry, intersectional and feminist criminology, and policy. 

Julia received her M.A in Criminology from Penn State and her B.A in Sociology from the University of Vermont.  During her undergraduate studies, Julia assisted in survey data collection and analysis for the Vermont Department of Corrections, interviewing individuals incarcerated in Vermont Prisons in 2014. She also conducted a qualitative study aimed at understanding how the criminal justice system supported and handled incarcerated parents.

Prior to her arrival at Penn State, Julia served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with The DREAM Program and as a Program Services Administrator for the State of Vermont, Department of Vermont Health Access. She also spent several years implementing recreational programming in the Chittenden County Regional Correctional Facility.

Dissertation Chair(s):

Derek Kreager

Research Interests:

Imprisonment (Women’s Experiences, Collateral Consequences, Reentry), Intersectional and Critical Criminology, Social Network Analysis