Brooklynn K. Hitchens joins the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice as a postdoctoral fellow (Fall 2020) and tenure-track assistant professor (beginning Fall 2021). Hitchens received her Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at Rutgers University in July 2020. Hitchens is an 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. Hitchens aims to advance scholarship that centers the lived experiences of marginalized Black Americans and elucidates how structural inequities shape disparate outcomes for that population. Her work has been published in Sociological Forum, Race & Justice, Feminist Criminology, the Journal of Black Psychology, and multiple edited book volumes. Recognitions for this scholarship include funding and awards from the American Sociological Association (ASA), American Society of Criminology (ASC), Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS), and the American Association of University Women (AAUW).