Jenna is a DPhil candidate at the Centre for Criminology studying public perceptions of, and reactions to, police violence in the United States. She is interested in how social identity and intergroup dynamics shape how people "read" incidents of police brutality - is police brutality considered more acceptable when it is directed at a group other than one's own? She is jointly supervised by Professors Ian Loader and Ben Bradford.
Prior to her DPhil, Jenna graduated with honours from the University of Texas at Austin in History and Government. She completed the MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Oxford in 2015, receiving the Proxime Accessit to the Roger Hood Prize for the second best performance in the MSc.
Policing; Public Perception; Intergroup Bias; Social Identity