Leverentz, Andrea

Andrea Leverentz, Ph.D.


E-mail: andrea.leverentz@umb.edu
Unit: University of Massachusetts Boston
Position: Associate Professor of Sociology
Background and research interests: Andrea Leverentz is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She received her PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago in 2006. Her research interests are in gender and crime, communities and crime, prisoner reentry, and qualitative research methods. Her current research focuses on the community context of prisoner reentry and how communities socially contrast the meaning of the “crime problem.” She is the author of The Ex-Prisoner’s Dilemma: How Women Negotiate Competing Narratives of Reentry and Desistance (Rutgers University Press, 2014).