Danielle Dirks, PhD is a sociologist, professor, and author. Her research and teaching interests are concerned with fundamental questions about crime, justice, and inequality in society.

She is the author of Confronting Campus Rape: Legal Landscapes, New Media, and Networked Activism (Routledge, 2015) and co-author of How Ethical Systems Change: Lynching and Capital Punishment (Routledge, 2011). She is currently working on Punishment in the Age of Google: The Mark of a Digital Criminal Record. 

Her work has been featured in the New York Times, National Public Radio, GawkerMs. MagazineChronicle of Higher Education, and a handful of feature-length documentaries.

 

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