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Alumni Spotlight: Anna Kosloski

White woman with long, blonde hair(MS ’05 sociology, PhD ’12 sociology) 

Thesis: “The Effects of Prisonization on Female Prison Misconduct”

Dissertation: “Peering Beyond the Bars: Institutional Confinement of Female Inmates”

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Current city: Denver, Colorado

Current position(s): 

  • Assistant Professor School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)
  • Director, Undergraduate Research Academy, UCCS
  • Director, Bachelor of Criminal Justice program, School of Public Affairs, UCCS

What she does: As a faculty member, I engage in teaching, research, and service. I teach courses in both the undergraduate and graduate Criminal Justice programs at UCCS. Examples of courses that I teach include: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminological Theory, Human Trafficking, Violence, Criminal Justice Policy, and Gender, Race, Social Class and the Criminal Justice System. I also conduct research pertaining to human trafficking, corrections, and the intersections of race, gender, class, and crime. I regularly partner with agencies in the criminal justice system to conduct research. My service duties at UCCS include directing the undergraduate criminal justice program and directing the campus wide Undergraduate Research Academy.

Recent publications: 

  • Kuhl, Steven, Anna E. Kosloski, Stephanie Bontrager Ryon & Astrid Monar . 2018. “Masculinity, Organizational Culture, Media Framing and Sexual Violence in the Military.” Social Science 7(5), pages 1-19.
  • Kosloski, Anna E., Bridget K. Diamond-Welch & Olivia Mann. 2018. “The Presence of Rape Myths in the Virtual World: A Qualitative Textual Analysis of the Steubenville Sexual Assault Case.” Violence & Gender.

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2016 UCCS Outstanding Teacher of the Year