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Dr. Mia Kelly (she/her/hers)

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

Mia Kelly joined the faculty at UW-Eau Claire in 2020. She completed her Ph.D. at Indiana University. Originally from Illinois, she graduated with her Bachelor's and Master's from Illinois State University. Her primary research interests are intimate partner violence, sexual assault, victimology, gender-based crimes, and popular culture & crime. 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 Criminal Justice & Popular Culture, Aggression & Violent Behavior, and Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment.

Teaching Interests


Race & Crime


Media & Crime

Introduction to CRMJ


Ph.D., Indiana University (Criminal Justice, Sociology minor) - 2022
M.S., Illinois State University (Criminal Justice Sciences) - 2016
B.A., Illinois State University (Criminal Justice Sciences) - 2014