The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Wenona Rymond-Richmond

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director


Ph.D., Sociology, Northwestern University, 2007
M.A., Social Science, University of Chicago, 1999
B.A., Anthropology, University of California–Berkeley, 1996

Research Areas

Crime, Law, and Deviance; Criminology; Genocide; Urban Sociology; Communities and Crime; Inequality; Racial and Ethnic Violence; Qualitative Methodology

Selected Publications

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.

Rymond-Richmond, Wenona and John Hagan. 2012. “Race, Land, and Forced Migration in Darfur.” In Collateral Consequences of Immigration Policies: Confounding Effects and Immigration Responses edited by Charis Kubrin, Marjorie Zatz, and Ramiro Martinez. New York: New York University Press.

Hagan, John, Wenona Rymond-Richmond, and Alberto Palloni. 2009. “Racial Targeting of Sexual Violence in Darfur.” American Journal of Public Health 99(8):1386-1392.

Hagan, John and Wenona Rymond-Richmond. 2008. “The Collective Dynamics of Race and Genocidal Victimization in Darfur.” American Sociological Review 73(6):875-902.

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.