Karen S. Glover, Ph.D.
Karen S. Glover, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Office: SBSB 4208
Phone: 760-750-4170
I joined the Sociology Department in the Fall of 2007 upon completing my doctorate at Texas A&M University after many years of community college courses.

My research and teaching interests include racial and ethnic studies, critical criminology, sociology of law, police studies, critical race theory, and qualitative methodology. I’m especially interested in racialization and criminalization processes in the criminal justice system, such as racial profiling.  In 2009, I co-founded the Critical Criminology & Justice Studies Conference and cultivated the collective through 2013.  My most recent scholarly and community action interests involve therapeutic community and college programs for formerly incarcerated folks. 


Publications include:

Glover, Karen S., Miguel Penalosa and Aaron Scharlmann.  August 2010.  "Racial Profiling and Traffic Stops:  An Examination of Research Approaches and Findings in the War on Drugs."  In Sociology Compass.  (Invited work.)

Glover, Karen S. 2009.  Racial Profiling: Research, Racism, and Resistance.  Rowman and Littlefield.

Glover, Karen S. 2008. “Citizenship, Hypersurveillance, and Double-Consciousness: Racial Profiling as Panoptic Governance.” Book chapter in Surveillance and Governance: Crime Control and Beyond, edited by Matthew Deflem.  Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Volume 10. Elsevier. 

Glover, Karen S. August 2007. “Police Discourse on Racial Profiling” In the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice.

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo and Karen S. Glover. 2004. “’We Are All Americans:’ The Latin Americanization of Race Relations in the United States.” Book chapter in The Changing Terrain of Race and Ethnicity, edited by Maria Krysan and Amanda E. Lewis. Russell Sage. New York.