Vanessa R. Panfil

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Old Dominion University

Vanessa R. Panfil is the author of The Gang's All Queer: The Lives of Gay Gang Members (NYU Press, 2017), and the co-editor of the Handbook of LGBT Communities, Crime, and Justice (Springer, 2014). Her research explores how intersections of gender and sexuality shape individuals’ experiences with gangs, crime, victimization, and the criminal & juvenile justice systems. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Old Dominion University.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Old Dominion University