Crime/Law/Gender/Justice Team Bios

Chrysanthi Leon, JD, PhD (she/her)

Chrysanthi S. Leon , JD, PhD, is Deputy Dean of the Honors College, Associate Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice, Women & Gender Studies, and Legal Studies, and founding member of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Gender-based Violence at the University of Delaware. She received her graduate degrees from UC Berkeley. Leon is an interdisciplinary scholar in penology, law and society whose research and teaching address sex crime and punishment, sex work, and the prison system; she teaches in a local women’s prison. Her book, Sex Fiends, Perverts and Pedophiles: Understanding Sex Crime Policy in America, is available from NYU Press.  Leon is co-editor, with Katie Hail-Jares and Corey Shdaimah, of Challenging Perspectives on Street-Based Sex Work (Temple University Press).

Maggie Buckridge (she/her) is an undergraduate student at the University of Delaware studying Criminal Justice (B.A.) and Women and Gender Studies (B.A.) with a concentration in Domestic Violence Prevention and Services. She is passionate about the antiracist work of expanding higher education for those who are currently or formerly incarcerated. She is active both as a researcher at the university, and as a victim advocate with the university’s Sexual Offense Support. She wants to promote justice for both victim-survivors, as well as those convicted of sexual crimes. 

Jules Lowman (she/her) is an undergraduate student at the University of Delaware studying Criminal Justice (B.A.), Global Studies, and History. She is interested in the expansion of prison education at UD and the impact of poetry by incarcerated individuals. Jules has done research in conjunction with UD’s Anti-Racist Initiative and Dr. Chrysanthi Leon in an effort to allow incarcerated students in Delaware more access to college courses. 

Fran Moreno (they/them) is a Senior at the University of Delaware pursuing a double major in Criminal Justice (B.A) and Women and Gender Studie (B.A.). They also have a concentration in Domestic Violence Prevention and Services and a minor in Art. Their passions lie in researching and fighting Gender-Based Violence. Their research interests include fatness, higher education, sex work, and the latine community. In their free time, Fran enjoys roller skating and beekeeping.

Lawson Schultz (she/they)  is an undergraduate at the University of Delaware studying sociology and art with minors in history and politics/social justice. They are passionate about environmental sustainability, racial equity, and social justice oriented education reform. In her free time, Lawson likes to hike, read, paint, and sew. 

Previous team members include Lena Abboud and Jordan Mullikin.

UD graduates include Professor Graciela Perez and Professor Aneesa A. Baboolal.

Professor Leon’s CV is available here



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