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Marcus M. Kondkar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Marcus M. Kondkar, Ph.D.
Marcus M. Kondkar, Ph.D.

Marcus 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, The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe, and has authored numerous grant-funded reports on incarceration, sentencing patterns, and reentry. He is also the lead creator of The Visiting Room Project (, a multimedia digital project on life without parole sentences. He is currently conducting research on three grant-funded projects: one on prisoner reentry best practices, a second on gendered pathways to prison, and a third on life without parole sentences in Louisiana. 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, the Marquette Research Fellowship, and Loyola’s highest recognition for faculty, the Dux Academicus Award. 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

Classes Taught

  • Criminal Behavior
  • Law and Social Control
  • Sociological Theory
  • Development of Social Thought
  • Social Statistics
  • Social Problems
  • Correctional Institutions
  • Incarceration Nation
  • Gender, Law, and Social Control
  • Social Justice in Post-Katrina New Orleans: Education and Society

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminology
  • Sociology of Law
  • Sociological Theory