Kayla Hoskins

Kayla  Hoskins
  • PhD Candidate
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • MS 2018, Michigan State University
  • BA 2014, Michigan State University


Curriculum Vitae


Kayla M. Hoskins is a PhD Candidate (ABD) in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University, with a cognate in community psychology. Her research is oriented within feminist and critical criminological paradigms. Broadly, her work explores the intersectional experiences of adults and youths involved in the criminal and juvenile legal systems utilizing qualitative and mixed-methods. More specifically, her research investigates issues of gender, race, trauma, personal agency and desistance, and has implications for advancing gender-responsive and trauma-informed correctional approaches. Previously, she served as the Assistant Director of Youth Advancement Through Athletics (YATA), a multifaceted development program for adjudicated adolescents. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.

Kayla is on the academic job market this year, and is seeking an Assistant Professor position (PhD expected Spring 2023).


Examining sex-based measurement invariance in the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory

Year: 2022 Authors: Kitzmiller, M.K, Hoskins, K., & Cavanagh, C. Journal: Crime and Delinquency

“I’m going to be successful someday:” Women’s personal projects to improve their lives, and implications for clarifying the nature of agency in criminological theories of desistance

Year: 2022 Author: Hoskins, K.M. Journal: Feminist Criminology

An exploration of employment-related personal projects undertaken by women on probation and parole

Year: 2020 Authors: Roddy, A., Morash, M., & Hoskins, K.M. Journal: Feminist Criminology

How Women on Probation and Parole Incorporate Trauma Into Their Identities

Year: 2020 Authors: Hoskins, K.M. & Morash, M. Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Narrative identity development and desistance from illegal behavior among substance-using female criminal offenders: Implications for narrative therapy and creating opportunity

Year: 2019 Authors: Morash, M., Stone, R., Hoskins, K.M., Kashy, D.A., & Cobbina, J.E. Journal: Sex Roles

It depends on the situation: Women's identity transformation in prison, jail, and substance abuse treatment settings

Year: 2019 Authors: Hoskins, K.M., & Cobbina, J.E. Journal: Feminist Criminology

Defining Gender-Responsive Services in a Juvenile Court Setting

Year: 2019 Authors: Anderson, V.R., Hoskins, K., & Rubino, L.L. Journal: Women & Criminal Justice