Dr. Marcus M. Kondkar joined the Sociology Department in 2000 and now serves as Chair. His teaching and research interests include criminology, sociology of law, and sociological theory.
He has published his work in the American Journal of Public Health, Legal Systems of the World, Social Justice, and The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe. He is currently conducting research on three grant-funded projects: one on prisoner reentry best practices (USDOJ), a second on youth mentoring and gun violence (USDOJ), and a third on prison sentencing patterns in Louisiana (Vital Projects Fund). Other recent projects have included a geospatial study of the relationship between incarceration and neighborhood violence, and a study on sexual coercion and partner violence among college students.
Since coming to Loyola Dr. Kondkar has received the University Senate Excellence in Teaching Award and the Marquette Research Fellowship. He has also served as Chair of Women’s Studies.
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2000; M.A., University of Virginia, 1995, B.A., University of Virgina, 1991
- Criminal Behavior
- Law and Social Control
- Sociological Theory
- Development of Social Thought
- Social Statistics
- Social Problems
- Correctional Institutions
- Gender, Law, and Social Control
- Social Justice in Post-Katrina New Orleans: Education and Society
Areas of Expertise
Criminology, Sociology of Law, and Sociological Theory