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Kyra Ann Martinez

Hello, my name is Kyra Martinez. I am a PhD student here at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, with a focus in Criminology. In 2017, I obtained my master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University. What drew me to UTK was my want to produce scholarship around, but also to engage with others interested in, abolition, critical-carceral and feminist studies, social movements and resistance as well as transformative justice.

At UT, I have taught SOCI 120 Introduction to Sociology.
At EKU, I taught Introduction to Social Justice, Criminological Theory, Drugs, Crime and and Society, and Crime and Media. 

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