Professor at UCI - Department of Criminology, Law & Society

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, Sociology, and Nursing Science

Valerie Jenness is an author, researcher, public policy advisor, and professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

Jenness was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and prior to that was a Senior Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan.

Jenness served as Dean of the School of Social Ecology from 2009 to 2015 and Chair of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society from 2001-2006. Jenness is credited with conducting the path-breaking work on the prostitutes’ rights movement, hate crime, sexual assault in prison, transgender women in prisons for men, and grievance systems in prisons.

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Newkirk Center Named Home of National Registry Exonerations – UCI

Newkirk Center Named Home of National Registry Exonerations – UCI   Irvine, Calif., March 14, 2017 — The University of California, Irvine Newkirk Center for Science & Society is now the institutional home for the National Registry of Exonerations, the...
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UCI Alumna Recounts Her Time As Obama’s Personal Assistant

Valerie Jenness UCI Professor She met the pope and Miss Piggy, kept President Obama on schedule and taught the leader of the free world how to “Zot!” For three years, UCI alumna Ferial Govashiri was a whirlwind at the Oval Office, where she served as the commander in...
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Valerie Jenness Discusses Gender Sexuality

Valerie Jenness Discusses Gender Sexuality Gender and Sexuality as Methodological Confounds in the Study of Transgender Prisoners.   Abstract Valerie Jenness discusses gender sexuality: In the summer of 2007, Alexis Giraldo, a transgender parolee who served over...
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My Books

 

Appealing to Justice

Prisoner Grievances, Rights, and Carceral Logic

Routing the Opposition

Social Movements, Public Policy, and Democracy

Making Hate A Crime

From Social Movement to Law Enforcement

Making it Work

The Prostitutes’ Rights Movement in Perspective

Hate Crimes

New Social Movements and the Politics of Violence

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