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Amy Farrell Named Director of the School of Criminology & Criminal Justice

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WGSS Executive Committee Member Amy Farrell, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has been appointed as Director of Northeastern’s School for Criminology and Criminal Justice, in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Professor Farrell will assume the post beginning July 1, 2020.

An interdisciplinary expert, Amy has built a highly impactful stream of scholarship that explores the complexities of administering justice in the US. Most recently, her scholarship examines the challenges of implementing and enforcing state and federal laws on human trafficking, especially in regards to the racialized and gendered nature of justice processes.

Amy has established her leadership at SCCJ and Northeastern in multiple roles. She has been the School’s Undergraduate Program Director and currently serves as Associate Director of the School. As the Co-Director of the Violence and Justice Research Lab housed within the Institute on Race and Justice at Northeastern University, Amy has served as the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on externally funded research grants totaling over $9 million from the National Institute of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, National Science Foundation, and other state and local agencies. She has supported multi-generational research collaborations among faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduate students, and has connected students to the world of practice through applied social research. Her innovative multigenerational research teams were featured in a 2017 article in Inside Higher Education, and she was recognized by the American Society of Criminology as Mentor of the Year. Amy is well-positioned to support the school’s and college’s focus on interdisciplinary research and learning, and on engagement with external partners.

This new appointment, sadly, will mean that Amy will take a step back from the Executive Committee for the coming year, but we look forward to collaborating with her on interdisciplinary projects that bring together gender and criminal justice.

Congratulations on this appointment!

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