Dr. Teresa C. Kulig
- Criminology and Criminal Justice, Assistant Professor
Teresa C. Kulig is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She earned her Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2018, with an emphasis on victimology and crime prevention. Her research focuses on a range of issues including studying the nature and prevalence of human trafficking, testing theories of victimization, developing measures of victimization, examining rape myth acceptance, evaluating public perceptions on justice-related topics (e.g., sexual misconduct allegations, gun violence, fear of terrorism), and analyzing laws named after crime victims. She has published in Justice Quarterly, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Human Trafficking, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Violence and Victims, Victims & Offenders, and Journal of School Violence.
Victimology, human trafficking, crime prevention, and women and crime
Human trafficking, theories and measurement of victimization, rape myth acceptance, school-based victimization, and named victim laws
Ph D, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, Criminal Justice, 2018
MA, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, Clinical Psychology, 2012
BA, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, Psychology, 2009
Kulig, Teresa. Measuring sex trafficking: A national-level victimization survey of an at-risk sample, Justice Quarterly.
Kulig, Teresa. 2020. Moving human trafficking research forward: Five challenges, The Criminologist, Jan/Feb.
Kulig, Teresa, Fissel, Erica, Anderson, Valerie, Fisher, Bonnie. 2020. Victim or prostitute? The classification of commercial sex events involving minors in the national incident-based reporting system, Violence and Victims, 35, 331-353.
Kulig, Teresa, Butler, Leah. 2019. From "whores" to "victims": The rise and status of sex trafficking courts, Victims & Offenders, 14, 299-321.
Anderson, Valerie, Kulig, Teresa, Sullivan, Christopher . 2019. Estimating the prevalence of human trafficking in Ohio, 2014-2016, American Journal of Public Health, 109, 1396-1399.
Externally Funded Research
Expanding the Knowledge Base about Child Advocacy Centers, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, Federal, 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2021
Journal: Victims & Offenders, Editorial Review Board Member, 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
Journal:The Haryana Police Journal, Editorial Review Board Member, 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
TV, News Channel Nebraska, Answered the question “What can be done to stop sex trafficking?”: https://www.unomaha.edu/news/access-the-experts-with-uno/teresa-kulig.php , 05/04/2021
Newspaper, Associated Press, Quoted in news story on racial disparities in named victim laws: https://apnews.com/30d5a2a0b8464aec9593f4918cfa51d4 , 12/03/2019
Internet Publication, Cincinnati Public Radio, News outlet reported findings from research study examining the prevalence of minors and young adults who are known victims and at risk for human trafficking in Ohio: https://www.wvxu.org/post/uc-researchers-put-numbers-human-trafficking-problem#stream/0 , 03/26/2019
Internet Publication, Medium, News outlet reported findings from research study examining how the Stanford Prison Experiment is discussed in research articles: https://medium.com/s/trustissues/the-lifespan-of-a-lie-d869212b1f62 , 06/07/2018
TV, Fox 42, Interview for Fox 42 on street lights as a form of crime prevention: https://fox42kptm.com/news/local/lights-up-crime-down-could-better-lighting-lead-to-a-lower-crime-rate, 01/09/2020
EducationPh.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
Victimology, Human Trafficking