Johnna Christian

Corrections, Prisoners’ families, Neighborhood studies 

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (2004) University of Albany

Dr. Christian’s broad research interests are corrections, race and gender, and urban studies. Her work examines incarceration’s impact on families and neighborhoods. She has conducted research about family visiting at prisons, the social and economic implications of family members’ connections to prisoners, and incarceration’s impact on two neighborhoods in New York. 

Grants and Projects:
Rutgers University, Newark, Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Faculty Awards Program
Principal Investigator, “Frequency and Patterns of Visiting for Male Prison Inmates.”   Grant period: 06/05-01/06.  Amount: $5,000

Rutgers University, Newark, Academic Excellence Award
Co-Director with Mercer Sullivan, Director
Prisoner Reentry Research Planning Initiative.  Grant period: 03/05-08/06.  Amount: $60,000

W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship, National Institute of Justice
Principal Investigator, “Exploring the Factors Influencing Family Members’ Connections to Prisoners.”  Grant period: 09/04-09/06.  Amount: $78,767


School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 353-3311  Fax: (973) 353-5896