Nicole S. Fox

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice – California State University
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Nicole Fox, PhD, is an assistant professor at California State University, Sacramento in the Criminal Justice Division.  Her research focuses on how racial and ethnic contention impacts communities, including the ways remembrances of adversity shape the dynamics of social change. In her current work, Dr. Fox focuses on how post-genocide communities remember violence, and gender violence more specifically, through the creation of national collective memories embodied in memorials and monuments.  Her book, Rebuilding from the Ashes of a Traumatic Past: The Everyday Complexities of Memory and Reconciliation Among Rwandan Genocide Survivors, is currently under contract with University of Wisconsin Press.  Her work has been published in Social Forces, Journal for Scientific Study of Religion, Societies without Borders, the International Journal of Sociology of the Family, and Sociological Forum.  Her scholarship on post-genocide Rwanda has been funded by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, National Science Foundation, The Research Circle on Democracy and Cultural Pluralism, TAG Institute for Jewish Values, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Maurice J. among others. At CSUS, Dr. Fox teaches on crime, punishment, and global criminology.  She also leads a study abroad in Ghana on Comparative Criminal Justice Systems. Dr. Fox also serves as a representative for the UN ECOSOC council and participants in the annual UN Commission for the Status of Women.