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, examining rape myth acceptance in India, 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 Criminal Justice Education, Justice Evaluation Journal, Victims & Offenders, and Journal of School Violence.
Victimology, human trafficking, crime prevention, and women and crime
Human trafficking, theories 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, Butler, Leah. 2019. From "whores" to "victims": The rise and status of sex trafficking courts, Victims & Offenders, 14, 299-321.
Kulig, Teresa, Cullen, Francis, Wilcox, Pamela, Chouhy, Cecilia. 2019. Personality and adolescent school-based victimization: Do the Big Five matter?, Journal of School Violence, 18, 176-199.
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.
Kulig, Teresa, Cullen, Francis. 2017. Where is Latisha’s law? Black invisibility in the social construction of victimhood, Justice Quarterly, 34, 978-1013.
Kulig, Teresa, Sullivan, Christopher. 2017. Continuity and change in adolescent victimization: Examining the effects of stable and dynamic influences, Victims & Offenders, 12, 777-799.
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
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
Newspaper, The Cincinnati Enquirer, News outlet reported findings from research study examining public perceptions on the sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2017/12/12/uc-researchers-find-half-americans-believe-trumps-accusers-when-comes-misconduct/942287001/, 12/12/2017
Newspaper, The Washington Post, News outlet reported findings from research study examining public perceptions on the sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/12/11/even-without-roy-moore-the-gop-is-in-a-downward-spiral/?tid=ss_fb&utm_term=.595a4d371e51, 12/11/2017
EducationPh.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
Victimology, Human Trafficking