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Kathryn Branch


Kathryn Branch

Meet Kathryn Branch

Chair/Associate Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Education: 1998 University of South Florida, B.A.
1999 University of South Florida, M.A.
2005 University of South Florida, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: Internship in Criminology
Juvenile Delinquency
Family Violence
Research Methods
Race, Class, Gender and Crime
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Introduction to Criminology

Career Specialties: Kathryn Branch's research interests include violence against women and the intersection of gender, class, race and crime. Her current research focuses on the secondary impact of sexual assault on secondary victims such as faculty and friends of survivors. She is especially interested in the ways in which sexual violence affects college populations and campus communities. Her recent research is featured in Feminist Criminology, The Journal of Interpersonal Violence and  Violence Against Women .

Professional and Community Activities: Branch is committed to serving her profession and discipline. Nationally, she is an active member of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). In terms of service to these organizations, Branch is a member of the American Society of Criminology's Division of Women and Crime (DWC) and the Victimology section and Minorities and Women section of ACJS.

Branch is an active member of the academic community at The University of Tampa and an enthusiastic participant in University life. She serves as internship coordinator for the Criminology and Criminal Justice department, and is involved in campus initiatives to raise awareness about dating violence and sexual assault, including the Red Flag campaign and One Student.

Branch is also dedicated to serving the community. She is a mentor for Teens in Action, a 10-month youth development and civic engagement program. Branch is also a member of the Sexual Violence Task Force of Tampa Bay and has participated in numerous community events to raise awareness about sexual violence including Take Back the Night and Operation Freefall: the two-mile high stand against sexual assault.