Faculty & Staff

David Kauzlarich

Professor & Department Head
PhD, Western Michigan University, 1994

Office: 337 Graham
Phone: 336-334-3765
Email: dakauzla@uncg.edu

Dr. Kauzlarich’s CV

Dr. Kauzlarich’s Google Scholar profile

Professor Kauzlarich came to the UNCG Sociology Department Head position in 2017 after 20 years (six as Department Chair) in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology with emphasis in criminology and criminal justice at Western Michigan University in 1994.

Dave has published seven books and over three dozen scholarly articles and essays ranging in subjects from victimology, sociological and criminological theory, state and corporate crime, crimes of the powerful, and social justice. He is currently working on a project examining music as resistance to the crimes of the powerful using both autoethnographic and interview methodology. The book is on contract with Routledge.

Dave served as Editor-in-Chief of Critical Criminology:  An International Journal from 2013-2018 and has held a number of leadership positions in the Critical Criminology & Social Justice (CCSJ) Division of the American Society of Criminology. He has received the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the CCSJ, the Paul Simon Teacher-Scholar Award (SIUE), the Great Teacher Award (SIUE), and the Going Endowed Professor Award (SIUE).

He enjoys teaching a variety of courses but especially those in criminology and criminal justice studies.

Selected Publications

Dawn L. Rothe and David Kauzlarich (2017) We are all complicit: Victimization and crimes of the powerful,” in Sandra Walklate (ed.) Handbook of Victims and Victimology, 2nd edition. Routledge.

David Kauzlarich and Clay Michael Awsumb (2017). “Resisting State Violence: The Role of Music,” pp. 501-512 in Walter S. DeKeseredy and Molly Dragiewicz (eds.) The Handbook of Critical Criminology, 2nd edition. Routledge.

Dawn L. Rothe and David Kauzlarich (2016) Crimes of the Powerful.   London: Routledge.