Yunmei (Iris) Lu

PhD

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Yunmei (Iris) Lu

PhD

Yunmei (Iris) Lu

PhD

Research Interests

Life Course Criminology; Social Change; Comparative Study; Social Responses to Crime; Sentencing; Quantitative Methods

About

Yunmei (Iris) Lu is an Assistant Professor in the UB Department of Sociology. She received her PhD in Sociology from Pennsylvania State University in 2018. Her main research interests include life course criminology, social change, comparative study, age-period-cohort analysis, social responses to crime, and sentencing. Her recent research applies age-period-cohort modeling techniques to examine the impact of cultural context and social change on age-specific crime patterns in different countries and population subgroups.

Education

  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 2018
  • MA, University at Albany, SUNY, 2013
  • MPhil, University of Cambridge, UK, 2012
  • BA, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, 2011

Recent Courses

  • SOC 339: Crime and the Life Course
  • SOC 396: Global Criminology