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Dr. Amber Wilson

Amber Wilson
  • Assistant Professor
  • Criminal Justice Program
  • Political Science

Amber Wilson joined the faculty at UW- Eau Claire in the fall of 2021 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina. Her research interests include institutional and community corrections, specifically applying an intersectional framework to understand the lived experiences of justice-involved adults and criminal justice practitioners. Her research has appeared in several journals, including Feminist Criminology, American Journal of Criminal Justice, and Critical Sociology. Prior to attending the University of South Carolina, she completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. Additionally, she worked in the field as a probation and parole officer with the Georgia Department of Community Supervision and volunteered as a facilitator for the Georgia Office of Victims’ Services’ Victim-Offender Dialogue program.

Teaching Interests
  • Institutional Corrections
  • Alternatives to Incarceration
  • Capital Punishment
  • Women and Crime
  • Race and Crime
  • Research Methods
Research and Creative Activities
  • Institutional Corrections
  • Community Corrections
  • Feminist criminology
  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina (2021)
  • M.S., Georgia College & State University (2014)
  • B.A., Georgia College & State University (2012)