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Karen S. Glover, Ph.D

Karen S. Glover, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Sociology

Office: SBSB 4208

Karen S. Glover, Ph.D

I joined the Sociology Department in the Fall of 2007 upon completing my doctorate at Texas A&M University.  Prior to the doctorate, I studied mainly at community colleges on and off for 18 years to earn my undergraduate degree.



My research and teaching interests include racial and ethnic studies, critical criminology, critical police studies, critical immigration studies, sociology of law, critical race theory, sociology of knowledge, and qualitative methodology. I’m especially interested in racialization and criminalization processes in the criminal legal system, with my life’s work dedicated to the study of racial profiling. 

Publications include:

Roussell, Aaron, Katheryn Henne, Karen S. Glover, and Dale Willits. January 2017 online. “The Impossibility of The Reverse Racism Effect: A Rejoinder to James, James, and Vila.”  Criminology & Public Policy.

Glover, Karen S. 2014. Review: Crime as Structured Action: Doing Masculinities, Race, Class, Sexuality, and Crime by James Messerschmidt.  Critical Criminology Vol. 22.

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.


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