Academics

Faculty & Staff

Bianca Bersani, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Telephone: 617-287-6250
  • Fax: 617-287-6288
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall,04,00011

Areas of Expertise

Life Course Criminology; Desistance from Offending; Marriage, Marital Dissolution and Crime; Intergenerational Disparities in Immigrant Offending; Immigration and Crime; Quantitative Methodology

Degrees

PhD, University of Maryland

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

View Professor Bersani's Curriculum Vitae

Current Research

Professor Bersani's research involves the study of patterns and predictors of offending over the life course, the role of romantic relationships and their dissolution on offending trajectories, describing and predicting divergence in offending across race/ethnicity, gender and immigration status, and the application of innovative methodologies to understand mechanisms of behavioral change. She has worked with the Pew Research Center and other general media outlets to translate her research and increase accessibility to a wider audience.