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Michelle Malkin

PhD Student

MS 2016 Michigan State University
JD 1998 Northeastern University
BA 1995 Southern Illinois University


Michelle L. Malkin is a doctoral student in the School of Criminal Justice. Michelle’s research interests focus on (1) women in corrections; (2) addiction motivated crime; (3) queer criminology; and (4) the federal criminal justice system. Michelle holds a M.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, and a B.A. in Sociology with minors in Women’s Studies and Theater from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Michelle is also in the process of completing a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from MSU.

Michelle worked as a union/employment discrimination attorney for three years, prior to leaving the full-time practice of law to work as a leader in grassroots non-profit development and management.  She also taught for six years as an adjunct instructor in the Criminal Justice and Business Law programs at Green River Community College. She currently works with MSU’s Upward Bound program, where she is the Academic Coordinator.