Doctoral candidate Kaleena Burkes awarded McKnight Dissertation Fellowship

July 16, 2015

Filed Under: Awards, Research, Students


Kaleena Burkes, doctoral candidate in criminology, has been awarded the McKnight Dissertation Fellowship for the 2015-16 year.  This fellowship provides one year of support for students completing the dissertation in STEM disciplines.  Awardees have demonstrated superior academic achievement and are committed to careers in teaching and research at the university or college level.  Burkes’ research interests include: prisoner re-entry, recidivism, life course criminology, and race & crime.