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Ketty Fernández, M.A

Expertise: violence against women; human sex trafficking; victimology; racial/ethnic and gender inequality; immigration; victimization/offending and policing in schools; title IX; mental health

Ketty Fernández is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where she is currently a graduate research assistant in the Violence Against Women cluster. She is a former SSA Distinguished Paper Award recipient, a Delores A. Auzenne Fellowship and Summer Mentoring Fellowship recipient, and served as managing editor for Homicide Studies. She holds an M.A. in Applied Sociology from UCF and a B.A. in Psychology from Caldwell University. Her dissertation looks at social and behavioral outcomes of sexually coerced victims across race/ethnicity and gender.