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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


51 Fulton Street, Room 139



(845) 575-2922

Vanessa Lynn

Assistant Professor


PhD, Sociology, SUNY Stony Brook, 2019
MA, Sociology, SUNY Stony Brook, 2014
MS, Applied Social Research, Hunter College, CUNY 2012
BA, Sociology and Journalism, Brooklyn College, 2009

Research Interests / Areas of Focus

Prison Rehabilitation, Critical Criminology, Narrative Criminology, Race and Ethnicity, Qualitative Research

Selected Publications

Vanessa Lynn and Deirdre Caputo-Levine. Forthcoming. Between Conflict and Critical Theories of Deviance and Crime. In Conyers, A. & Calhoun, T.C. (Ed.) Deviance Today, 2nd edition. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group.

Vanessa Lynn. 2019. “Prison Autobiographical Narrative: Making Sense of Personal and Social (Racial) Transformation.” Crime, Media, Culture.

Vanessa Lynn and Deirdre Caputo-Levine. 2019. “Constructing the Ghetto: An Analysis of Urban and Community Sociology Syllabi,” Race, Ethnicity and Education.

Vanessa Lynn. 2018. “Dialogues of the War on Drugs: Towards Restorative Reentry Justice.” Contemporary Justice Review. 21 (2): 159-184. doi: 10.1080/10282580.2018.1455510.