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Newark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClass1A4DD73566BA496E9FE63263BBECAE78"><p>Nancy Contreras is a doctoral student at the University of Delaware studying criminology. She earned a master's degree in criminal justice from the University of Colorado Denver, and her master's thesis explores social media use and perceived police-community relations. Nancy is a Bill Anderson Fund Fellow. Her research interests explore racialized criminalization, intersections of inequality, and community responses to violence. She has conducted a multi-year mixed-method ethnographic study of race-based culture-specific programming. Nancy is currently conducting an international qualitative study of Central American and Mexican transit migration to the United States-Mexico border addressing topics such as legal violence, vulnerability, and community resiliency. She has presented her research at both domestic and international conferences. Nancy's previous practitioner experience includes providing services for women experiencing homelessness, group facilitation in the juvenile justice system, and assisting behavioral health outpatient care.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass2FBC0CE40262424C88C8B0E3B7F81BF7"><p>Immigration/Migration, Intersectional Criminology, Social Disasters, Race/Ethnicity, Qualitative Methods<br></p></div>Research, Nancy<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/CONTRERAS%20Nancy.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Bill Anderson Fund FellowPh.D. Student, Sociology & Criminal Justice



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