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Ph.D., 2009, Sociology
University of Washington
Professor Drakulich received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington, where he concentrated on a broad view of sociological criminology and deviance, as well as methodology through his association with the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences. He is a 2014 recipient of the National Institute of Justice’s W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship as well as the 2014 New Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division of People of Color and Crime.
His recent work focuses on three interrelated lines of research. The first examines social processes related to crime and its consequences across space—and in particular across neighborhoods or communities. A second line of research builds on the first by asking how people view crime, disorder, and social control processes within their community. Finally, a third line of research follows this line of thought beyond neighborhoods, examining how people view crime, control, and related policies more broadly. Underlying all three of these lines of research are questions related to two overarching themes: race and racism, and interpersonal interactions and relationships.
Drakulich, Kevin M. 2015. “Explicit and Hidden Racial Bias in the Framing of Social Problems.” Social Problems 62(1).
Drakulich, Kevin M. and Laura Siller*. Forthcoming. “Presumed Danger: Race, Bias, Stigma, and Perceptions of Crime and Criminals.” In Deadly Injustice: Race, Criminal Justice, and the Death of Trayvon Martin, edited by Devon Johnson, Patricia Warren, and Amy Farrell. New York: New York University Press.
Drakulich, Kevin M. 2015. “Concerns for Self or Family? Sources of and Responses to Altruistic Fear.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 30(7).
Drakulich, Kevin M. 2014. “Social Capital, Information, and Perceptions of Neighborhood Safety from Crime.” Social Science Quarterly.
Drakulich, Kevin M. and Robert D. Crutchfield. 2013. “The Role of Perceptions of the Police in Informal Social Control: Implications for the Racial Stratification of Crime and Control.” Social Problems 60: 383-407.
Drakulich, Kevin M. and Kristin Rose*. 2013. “Being Male or Living with a Female: Fear for Partners by Sex and Sexual Orientation.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 28: 1765-1797.
Drakulich, Kevin M. 2013. “Perceptions of the Local Danger Posed by Crime: Race, Disorder, Informal Control, and the Police.” Social Science Research 42: 611-32.
Drakulich, Kevin M. 2012. “Strangers, Neighbors, and Race: A Contact Model of Stereotypes and Racial Anxieties about Crime.” Race and Justice 2: 322-55. http://raj.sagepub.com/content/2/4/322.abstract
Drakulich, Kevin M., Robert D. Crutchfield, Ross L. Matsueda, and Kristin Rose*. 2012. “Instability, Informal Control, and Criminogenic Situations: Community Effects of Returning Prisoners.” Crime, Law, and Social Change 57: 493-519.