Toniqua C. Mikell

Dr. Toniqua Mikell is a Black feminist and intersectional criminologist. She joined UMass Dartmouth in 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Crime & Justice Studies. Her work applies Black feminist criminology to understand the role of interlocking systems of oppression in explaining victimization and social control of Black women. Her other research interests include queer criminology, prisoner reentry, sexual offending and victimization, and social justice implications of carceral state contact. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Dr. Mikell earned her PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina in 2019. She also completed her MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice at USC in 2014 and earned her BA from Winthrop University in 2012 in both Political Science and Sociology with a concentration in Criminology. She loves animals and is usually cuddled up with her fur babies, Bailey (dog) and Louie (cat); her other hobbies include eating, dabbling in landscape photography, and traveling to eat and take pictures.