Stephanie Bonnes, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor

Criminal Justice Department
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2018

M.A. Political and International Studies, Rhodes University, 2010

B.A. Sociology and History, Gettysburg College, 2008

About Stephanie

Stephanie Bonnes is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven. She received a PhD in sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2018. Her research broadly focuses on crime and gender at the intersections of victimization, inequality, race, and organizations.

Her current project explores the experiences of women in the United States Military including, but not limited to, service-women’s experiences with sexual abuse. Her work has been published in Gender & Society, Violence and Victims, Feminist Media Studies, and other peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Bonnes has won numerous research and teaching awards, most recently from the American Society of Criminology's Victimology section, the American Society of Criminology's Division on Women and Crime, the American Sociological Association's Sex and Gender section, and the Sociologists for Women in Society.

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Bonnes, Stephanie. (2019). "Service-Women’s Responses to Sexual Harassment: The Importance of Identity Work and Masculinity in a Gendered Organization." Violence Against Women.

Bonnes, Stephanie. (2017). "The Bureaucratic Harassment of U.S. Servicewomen." Gender & Society vol. 31, no. 6: 804-829.
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Bonnes, Stephanie and Janet Jacobs. (2017) "Gendered Representations of Apartheid: The Women’s Jail Museum at Constitution Hill." Museum & Society vol. 15, no. 2: 153-170.

Bonnes, Stephanie. (2016) "Power Differentials Among Married Couples in Malawi as Predictors for Likelihood of Physical and Emotional Intimate Partner Violence." Violence and Victims vol. 31, no. 1: 51-70.

Bonnes, Stephanie. (2013) "Gender and Racial Stereotyping in Rape Coverage: An Analysis of Rape Coverage in a South African Newspaper, Grocott’s Mail." Feminist Media Studies, vol. 13, no. 2: 208-227.

Book Chapters

Eigenberg, Helen, Stephanie Bonnes, & Joanne Belknap. (2017) "Managing the Backlash," in Catherine Kaukinen, Michelle Hughes Miller, & Ráchael Powers (Eds.) Addressing and Preventing Violence Against Women on College Campuses. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

Bonnes, Stephanie & Voonchin Phua. (2007) "Sex and Sexual Health" in Deriree Ciambrone and Voonchin Phua (Eds). Experiencing Aging: A Social Gerontology Reader. Deer Park, NY: Linus Publications, Inc.

Invited Commentaries

Bonnes, Stephanie. 2018. "How Bureaucracy can Help Maintain Sexism and Inequality in the U.S. Military." London School of Economics American Politics and Policy Blog.

Bonnes, Stephanie. 2017. "The Bureaucratic Harassment of U.S. Servicewomen" Gender & Society Blog:

Bonnes, Stephanie. 2017. "Sexual Harassment, Bureaucracy, and Discretionary Power in the U.S. Military." Work in Progress Blog:

Research Interestes

Violence Against Women, Sexual Abuse, Workplace Harassment, Victimology, Crime and Organizations, Intersectionality, Racial and Gender Inequality, Race, Gender, and Crime

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