Dr. Marganski (Ph.D. 2010; Rutgers University) is Associate Professor and Director of Criminology in the Department of Anthropology, Criminology, & Sociology. Her work primarily focuses on gender and violence, including studying the dynamics underlying cyber/technology-facilitated violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, mass murder and other behavioral transgressions, from interdisciplinary and intersectional perspectives. She has experience working with victims/survivors of violence, persons who have perpetrated violence, and justice-related services. Her publications appears in places such as Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Family Violence, Violence & Victims, Journal of Clinical Psychology, International Journal of Cyber Criminology, International Criminal Justice Review, Sociology Compass, and International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy.
Dr. Marganski has been recognized for her research (e.g., selected in a global competition by the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women & Crime to present her research on technology and intimate partner violence to the United Nations – UN Women; 2019, 2018, & 2017 Center for Urban & Regional Applied Research Fellow; 2012 VFIC Mednick Memorial Fellow), teaching (e.g., American Society of Criminology's Division of Victimology 2014 Faculty Teacher of the Year), and service (e.g. VWC’s 2015 Service & Community Engagement Award), and she was selected as a Finalist for the 2016 State Council of Higher Education for Virginia's Outstanding Faculty Awards in the Rising Star category. She was also the recipient of the 2018 Robert Ezra Park Award for Sociological Practice from the Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology, which "is presented to an outstanding sociologist who has made a special contribution demonstrating how sociological practice (applied or clinical) can advance and improve society."