Ph.D. Student receives Ruth D. Peterson Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Diversity

June 12, 2019
Caroline M. Bailey

Caroline M. Bailey, a Ph.D. candidate with the College of Criminology & Criminal Justice, was recently announced as one of three recipients of the ASC Ruth D. Peterson Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Diversity.

Ms. Bailey’s research interests include race, ethnicity, punishment, social control, and historical context and victimization. Her published work has appeared in Race and Justice and Crime and Delinquency and focuses on inequality and punishment.

The Ruth D. Peterson Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Diversity, which awards $6,000 annually to recipients, is designed to encourage students of color, especially those from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the field, to enter the field of criminology and criminal justice, and to facilitate the completion of their degrees.

“I am honored to receive this prestigious award. It is one of the greatest highlights of my graduate school career,” said Bailey. “This fellowship will both support my main goal of obtaining a Ph.D. from Florida State University and further my career goals as I look to enter the academy as a junior faculty and continue my research agenda that focuses on inequality and punishment.”

The award was named after Ruth D. Peterson, an emeritus professor of sociology at The Ohio State University and former Director of the OSU Criminal Justice Research Center (from 1999 to 2011). She served as the President of the American Society of Criminology in 2016 and was the recipient of the ASC Sutherland Award in 2011. Her research focuses on community conditions and crime, racial and ethnic inequality in patterns of crime, and the consequences of criminal justice policies for racially and ethnically distinct communities.