Brooklynn Hitchens is a sociologist of crime and urban ethnographer whose research interests include race, class and gender in crime and victimization, urban violence and trauma, Black female survivors of violence, and participatory action research (PAR) methods. She is the Co-Project Director on the Wilmington Street Participatory Action Research (Street PAR) project, a multi-neighborhood research team studying violence, health, and opportunity in Wilmington, Delaware. She is also a Project Director of a five-site research team studying gun acquisition, use, and injury among "high-risk" Black youth ages 16 to 24 in Baltimore, Detroit, New York City, New Orleans, and Wilmington. Hitchens advances scholarship that centers the lived experiences of marginalized Black Americans and elucidates how structural inequities shape disparate outcomes for that population.

Areas of Interest

  • Race, Class, and Gender in Victimization
  • Urban Violence and Trauma
  • Urban Ethnography and Qualitative Methods
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Degrees

  • Degree Type
    Ph.D.
    Degree Details
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Degree Type
    M.A.
    Degree Details
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Degree Type
    B.A.
    Degree Details
    University of Delaware

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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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hitchens [at] umd.edu