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Dr. Mia Kelly

Mia Gilliam
  • Assistant Professor
  • Criminal Justice Program
  • Political Science

Mia Gilliam joined the faculty at UW-Eau Claire in 2020. She is currently completing her dissertation as a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Criminal Justice, with a minor in Sociology, at Indiana University. Originally from Illinois, she graduated with her Bachelor's and Master's from Illinois State University. Her primary research interests are gender-based crimes, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, victimology, and theory. She is currently working on projects involving fictional media portrayals of sexual assault survivors and news coverage of mass shootings. In addition to presenting papers at professional conferences such as American Society of Criminology (ASC) and Criminology Consortium, she has co-authored book chapters in various textbooks, and her recent publications have appeared in Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment and Sociological Compass.

Teaching Interests

Victimology (both in-person and online victimization), intimate partner violence, sexual violence, the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender, & crime, cultural criminology, and popular culture & crime.


Ph.D., Indiana University (Criminal Justice, Sociology minor) - Current
M.S., Illinois State University (Criminal Justice Sciences) - 2016
B.A., Illinois State University (Criminal Justice Sciences) - 2014