Ph.D., Sociology, Northwestern University, 2007
M.A., Social Science, University of Chicago, 1999
B.A., Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
Areas of Expertise
Urban Sociology; Crime, Law, and Deviance; Public Housing; Neighborhood
Effects; Race and Ethnicity; Qualitative Sociology; Genocide; Cultural Sociology
Education and Interest
Wenona Rymond-Richmond is an assistant professor in the Department of
Sociology. She received her M.A. in social science from the University of
Chicago and her B.A. from the anthropology department at the University of
California-Berkeley. She recently completed a seven-year qualitative research
project on a public housing development in Chicago undergoing massive
demolition and redevelopment. Her current research projects examine high-crime
neighborhoods, the genocide in Darfur, and war resisters.
Hagan, John, Wenona Rymond-Richmond, and Alberto Palloni. 2009. "Racial
Targeting of Sexual Violence in Darfur." American Journal of Public Health 99
Hagan, John and Wenona Rymond-Richmond. 2008. "The Collective Dynamics of Race
and Genocidal Victimization in Darfur." American Sociological Review 73(6):
Hagan, John and Wenona Rymond-Richmond. "Criminology Confronts Genocide: Whose
Side Are You On?" Forthcoming in Theoretical Criminology.
Hagan, John and Wenona Rymond-Richmond. "The Ambiguous Genocide: The US State
Department and the Death Toll in Darfur." Forthcoming in Sex, Drugs, and
Body Counts, edited by Peter Andreas and Kelly M. Greenhill, Cornell University
Rymond-Richmond, Wenona. 2006. "Transforming Communities: Formal and Informal
Mechanisms of Social Control." The Many Colors of Crime. Eds. Ruth Peterson,
Laurie Krivo, and John Hagan. New York: New York University Press, Pp. 295-312.
Hagan, John, Wenona Rymond-Richmond, and Patricia Parker. 2005. "The
Criminology of Genocide: The Death and Rape of Darfur." Criminology 43:525-561.
Hagan, John and Wenona Rymond-Richmond. 2008. Darfur and the Criminology of
Genocide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Received the Albert J. Reiss, Jr. Outstanding Book Award for the Crime, Law and
Deviance Section of the ASA and the Michael J. Hindelang Outstanding Book Award
for Distinguished Scholarly Publication, American Society of Criminology.