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Stephanie Whitehead

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Tom Raper Hall 362
(765) 973-8507


  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Indiana University Bloomington
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, Eastern Kentucky University
  • B.S., Criminal Justice and Philosophy, Murray State University

Current Research Interests

Policing, Race and Racism; Ethnographic Methods; Cultural Criminology

Selected Publications/Conference Presentations

  • Whitehead, Stephanie N. (2014). Cops, Domestic Violence and the Crisis in White Masculinity. Race, Gender, & Class, 21 (3-4).
  • Whitehead, Stephanie N. (2014). Politicizing Heroism and Villainy in Policing. Evil Incarnate: Manifestations of Villains and Villainy - An International, Interdisciplinary Conference at Case Western University. Cleveland, OH.
  • Whitehead, Stephanie N. (2014). Content Tyranny in the Research Methods Classroom (with Jennifer Colanese and Sara Walsh). Midwest Scholars Conference, Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis, IN
  • Whitehead, Stephanie N. (2013). White Racial Anxieties in Everyday Police Work. 36th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.

Grants, Awards, and Honors

  • 2014 – 2015 CTL Faculty Fellow in Innovative Teaching, Indiana University East
  • 2013 – 2014 CTL Faculty Fellow in Innovative Teaching, Indiana University East
  • 2013 HSS Advisor of the Year, School of Humanities of Social Sciences, Indiana University East
  • 2011 Sony Scholarship Recipient, Sony Corporation of America.


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