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Dr. Kacy Bleeker

Dr. Kacy Bleeker

Dr. Kacy Bleeker

Assistant ProfessorCriminal Justice


Kacy Bleeker received her Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of South Florida in 2023. Her main research agenda focuses on sociocultural understandings of race, ethnicity, and gender and how they shape the lived experiences of victims, public opinions about victimization, and activism to address gender-based violence. Her recent work has appeared in the American Journal of Criminal Justice, Race and Justice, and the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Degrees Earned

Old Dominion University B.S. Psychology 2016

George Washington University M.A. Criminology 2018

University of South Florida Ph.D. Criminology 2023

Courses Taught

CJ 3301 – Criminology

CJ 3300 – Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Experience Qualifications


Bleeker, K., Powers, R., & Centelles, V. (2022) "If we can change the culture, I hope we won't need to say me too": Disclosures of sexual victimization as a form of social activism. American Journal of Criminal Justice.

Powers, R. A., Bleeker, K., & Alcalde, C. (2022). Anti-Asian hate crime in U.S. national news: A content analysis of coverage and narratives from 2010-2021. Race and Justice.

Powers, R. A., & Bleeker, K. (2022). Self-defense and police reporting of intimate partner violent victimization: A Comparison of White, Black, and Hispanic women victims. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.