Sociology and Criminology

Department of Sociology and Criminology Congratulates

Babette Boyd J.D.

Babette Boyd J.D.

Babette Boyd, a full-time lecturer in the Department of Sociology & Criminology, has been awarded a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair Scholarship in Transnational Studies. Professor Boyd will spend the spring 2016 semester at Brock University in Canada, where she intends to teach, give public lectures, and conduct research on comparative sociological and legal perspectives in sexual assault cases.

"I am excited to have an opportunity to explore, discuss, and engage with colleagues in law and the social sciences regarding cross-border concerns" Boyd said.


The major aim of the Fulbright Program is to sponsor international educational exchange of U.S. faculty members and students in order to establish collaborative partnerships with university partners abroad.


Boyd said the grant would allow her to explore Canadian and U.S. practices involving the processing of incidents of sexual violence against minority women, with a view towards ameliorating some of the challenges these particular victims face in addressing their victimization.