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Lindsay Kahle, Ph.D.


Dr. Kahle is a Teaching Assistant Professor of Criminology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Her areas of teaching include: Introduction to Criminology, Women, Gender and Crime, School Violence and Juvenile Justice, and Youth Violence. Dr. Kahle received her BA in Psychology and her MA in Sociology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, before pursuing her Ph.D. in Sociology at Virginia Tech. Her preliminary areas of specialization are in Criminology and Women’s and Gender Studies. Thus, her research interests focus primarily on the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation in youth inequality, and violence and victimization. Her dissertation, entitled: Examining Victimization in the Lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Questioning Youth, assessed the effects of bullying, homophobic bullying, dating violence, and sexual assault on school avoidance, substance use and poor mental health outcomes in LGBQ youth.

Dr. Kahle’s recent publications include: a review of research methods in victimization, bullying victimization among LGBQ youth, gender stereotypes and school victimization, and theorizing the intersections of gender and sexual orientation within the frameworks of feminist and queer criminology. Her current work involves research on Latina LGBQ interpersonal victimization, making gender responsive programming more queer responsive, and investigating the intersection of gender, race/ethnicity, and victimization on carrying a weapon. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as: Criminal Justice Studies, Journal of Child and Family Studies, Victims and Offenders, Sociological Spectrum, Violence and Victims, Gender, Place, and Culture, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Criminology, Sociology Compass, Encyclopedia of Research Methods and Statistical Techniques in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and The Handbook of Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice.