Sylwia J. Piatkowska received her Ph.D. in Sociology in May of 2016 from State University of New York at Albany. Her areas of interest include hate crime, suicide, inequality, policing, immigration and crime, and both international and comparative criminology. Her current work employs random effects Poisson growth regression models to examine the effects of sub-national correlates on regional levels of racially motivated crime in European nations. Dr. Piatkowska has recently published in Justice Quarterly, Deviant Behavior, Sociological Quarterly, the International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, the International Criminal Justice Review, the International Journal of Comparative Sociology, and the European Sociological Review.
More than 60 co-authored publications were published by FSU Criminology students and faculty in the last six years.