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Callen Leahy

Callen Leahy

Name, Title
Callen Leahy

Degree: Ph.D
Previous Education: Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Virginia Tech in 2021. Double major in Criminology and Sociology. Double minor in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies.

Research and Interests: My research interests include the Prison Industrial Complex, women's health and reproductive rights, and hate crimes against minority groups, particularly LGBTQ+ individuals.

Bio: I grew up in Scotch Plains, New Jersey and have loved attending Virginia Tech the past four years. The Sociology program at this university is incredible, from the courses offered to the professors that teach them. I have been working within Virginia Tech Publications and Virginia Tech's Digital Humanities Center within the Athenaeum for the past two years, researching for professor's to provide a strong base for their projects and working with different Virginia Tech group's to provide research for their academic podcasts and projects. Research is something that I truly love because it can take many forms and contribute towards many impressive projects shaped by many great individuals. I look forward to continuing my research within Virginia Tech's Sociology graduate program. (Feel free to include this).

Awards/Honors: Graduated Cum laude in 2021
Dean's List 2018, 2019, 2020

Presentations: Presented an analysis paper at the WGS Student Conference in 2018 (select).

Publications: Contribution to the journal article, "You Should Major in Zines: Unconventional Pedagogies in Higher Education." Authors Lyla Byers and Anthony Kwame Harrison

Quote: "Decide what to be and go be it."