Kathryn Coleman earned her BA in Sociology from UC Santa Barbara and her MA in Sociology at CSUN.
Professor Coleman’s sociological interests include sex and gender, race and class, and deviance. At UCSB she focused on the American prison system for her research in race and class, and at CSUN she wrote her thesis on the American prison system, focusing on recidivism among the criminally labeled. The title of her thesis is "The American Prison System: Institutional and Social Factors Contributing to Recidivism." In this project, she was able to further explore her main sociological interests by focusing on the general prison population and the social and institutional factors which generate and propagate high recidivism rates among criminalized individuals in the United States.
In her spare time, Ms. Coleman enjoys traveling.