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1979   PhD       City University of New York Graduate Center 1967   MA         Brown University 1965   BA          University of Michigan


Natalie J. Sokoloff, Professor Emerita, has been a member of the faculty of John Jay College of Criminal Justice for more than 4 decades.  She is also a member of the doctoral faculties in Sociology, Criminology, and Women’s Studies at the Graduate School, City University of New York.  She teaches courses on women, crime,and justice; imprisonment and empowerment; and domestic violence. In 2005 she was doubly honored with the Outstanding Teaching Award at John Jay College and the Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women and Crime.In November, 2011, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women and Crime. Some of her recent individual and co-authored publications include: "'This Should Not Be Happening in This Country': Private-Life Violence and Immigration Intersections in a U.S. Gateway City," Sociological Forum, (2013), “Remembering Criminology’s Forgotten Theme:” Seeking Justice in U.S. Drug Policy Using an Intersectional Approach,” in What Is Criminology? edited by M. Bosworth and C. Hoyle (Oxford University, 2011); “Far from Charmed in‘Charm City’: Immigration and Intimate Partner Violence in Baltimore,” Women& Criminal Justice (2011); “The Intersectional Paradigm and Alternative Visions to Stopping Domestic Violence: What Poor Women, Women of Color, and Immigrant Women Are Teaching Us about Violence in the Family,” International Journal of Sociology of the Family (American Sociological Association,2008); “Expanding the Intersectional Paradigm to Better Understand Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities,” Critical Criminology (2008);“Locking up Hope: Immigration, Gender, and the Prison System,” Scholar and Feminist Online, 6(3) (2008); “Impact of the Prison Industrial Complexion African American Women,” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society, 5(4): 31-46; and two critically acclaimed books: Domestic Violence at the Margins: Readings on Race, Class,Gender and Culture (Rutgers University, 2005) and The Criminal Justice System and Women: Offenders, Prisoners, Victims & Workers, 3rd Ed.(McGraw-Hill, 2004). Her expansive Multicultural Perspectives on Domestic Violence: A Bibliography is available at ).  Her most recent research is available in a report on "Systemic Barriers to Higher Education: How colleges Respond to Applicants with Criminal Records in Maryland" (2013). Professor Sokoloff is on the Board of Directors of Alternative Directions, Inc., a prisoner re-entry program for women in Maryland, and the College Education Program at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women.