Marin R. Wenger

Associate Professor
Marin R. Wenger

Marin Wenger received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Pennsylvania State University. Her work focuses on stratification, communities and crime, deviance, and quantitative methods.

Research Interests

Communities and Crime | Contextual Effects | Racial Stratification | Racial Disparity | Hate Crime | Deviance | Quantitative Methods


Ph.D. 2016, Pennsylvania State University; Sociology

M.A. 2012, Pennsylvania State University; Crime, Law and Justice

B.A. 2008, University of Michigan; Sociology


The Consequences and Impacts of Hate Crime and Post-Victimization Experiences: The Longitudinal Hate Crime Victimization Survey (LHCVS). Seed Grant, Council on Research and Creativity, Florida State University ($85,687), Co-Principal Investigator, 2023-2024.

The Individual, Situational, and Contextual Risk Factors for Violent Firearm Injury and Firearm Homicide: A Comparative, Policy-Focused Approach. National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities ($490,436), Co-Investigator, 2021-2024.

Understanding Curfew and Curfew Violations. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice ($40,000), Principal Investigator, 2021.

Considering Collateral Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Examining the Impact of the Pandemic on Prejudice, Hate Crime, and Victimization. Office of Research Development Collaborative Collision, Florida State University ($13,125), Co-Principal Investigator, 2020.

The Context of Racial Disparity in Arrest: A Quasi-Experimental Examination of the Moderating Influence of Community Characteristics. Committee on Faculty Research Support, Council on Research and Creativity, Florida State University ($14,000), Principal Investigator, 2020.

“The Longitudinal Multilevel Effects of Community Disadvantage, Income Inequality, and Residential Instability on Crime Rates” First Year Assistant Professor Award, Florida State University ($20,000), 2017.

Recent Publications

Wenger, Marin R. 2023. “The Multilevel Effects of Changes in Disadvantage.” Crime & Delinquency 69(11):2102-23.

Lantz, Brendan, *Zachary T. Malcom, and Marin R. Wenger. 2023. “The Consequences of Hate Crime Victimization: Considering Prejudicial Attitudes as an Outcome of Interracial Bias-Motivated Conflict.” Advance Online Publication, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. doi: 10.1177/00224278231179418

Lantz, Brendan, Marin R. Wenger, and *Chloe J. Craig. 2023. “What if They Were White? The Differential Arrest Consequences of Victim Characteristics for Black and White Co-Offenders.” Social Problems 70(2):297-320.

Lantz, Brendan and Marin R. Wenger. 2023. “Anti-Asian Xenophobia, Hate Crime Victimization, and Fear of Victimization During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 38(1-2):1088-116.

Lantz, Brendan, Marin R. Wenger, and Jack M. Mills. 2023. “Fear, Political Legitimization, and Racism: Examining Anti-Asian Xenophobia During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Race and Justice 13(1):80-104.

Selected Publications

Wenger, Marin R., Brendan Lantz, and Gabriella Gallardo. 2022. “The Role of Hate Crime Victimization, Fear of Victimization, and Vicarious Victimization in COVID-19-Related Depression.” Criminal Justice and Behavior 49(12):1746-62.

Lantz, Brendan, Marin R. Wenger, and *Zachary T. Malcom. 2022. “Historical Markers or Markers of White Supremacy? Confederate Memorialization, Racial Threat, and Hate Crime.” Social Problems. Advance Online Publication. doi: 10.1093/socpro/spac033

Wenger, Marin R. and Brendan Lantz. 2022. “Generalized Hate: Bias Victimization Against Non-Asian Racial/Ethnic Minorities During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Victims & Offenders 17(6):848-71.

Wenger, Marin R. and Brendan Lantz. 2022. “Hate Crime and Place: The Spatial and Temporal Concentration of Bias-Motivated Crime in Washington, DC.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 37(13-14):NP10683-708.

Wenger, Marin R. 2021. “Omitted Level Bias in Multilevel Research: An Empirical Test Distinguishing Block-Group, Tract, and City Effects of Disadvantage on Crime.” Justice Quarterly 38(5):792-826.


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