Allison Dwyer Emory

PhD

Allison Dwyer Emory.

Allison Dwyer Emory

PhD

Allison Dwyer Emory

PhD

Research Interests

Crime, Law, and Deviance; Sociology of Family; Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility; Neighborhoods; Public Policy

Contact Information

464 Park Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2417

ademory@buffalo.edu

Bio

Allison Dwyer Emory, Ph.D., is a sociologist working at the intersection of family demography, criminology, and social policy. Her research focuses broadly on identifying how families interact with the legal system, including both family and criminal courts, and are shaped by public policies. This research addresses the pressing question of how families navigate the new normal of mass incarceration, with a focus on identifying mechanisms and strategies linked with better outcomes for children and families in both urban and rural contexts. Her current research examines how policies addressing the collateral consequences of criminal justice contact shape families, fatherhood, and inequality in the US by linking newly collected policy data with existing data on families exposed to the criminal justice system. 

Education

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Rutgers University, 2017-2019
  • PhD, Cornell University, 2017 
  • BA, Wellesley College, 2008

Recent Courses

  • Criminology
  • Communities & Crime
  • Social Research Methods