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Kathleen Darcy

PhD Student

MA 2017 University of Chicago
JD 2009 MSU College of Law
BA 2009 University of Michigan


Kathleen Darcy is a doctoral candidate with the School of Criminal Justice. Her research interests include the intersection of women and gender-based violence, the law, civil rights, and institutions, with a focus on prisons. Kathleen is passionate about interdisciplinary work and examining how the law impacts those impacted by gender-based violence. She received her BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan in 2009, with a minor in Environment. She received her Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law in 2013 and became licensed to practice law in the state of Michigan, and received her MA from University of Chicago in 2017 with an interdisciplinary focus on law, criminal justice, history, and human rights. Her recent work has appeared in Pepperdine Law Review, Cornell Law Review, and Psychology, Public Policy and Law.