Assistant Professor


Dr. Sarah Hupp Williamson joined the Department of Criminology at the University of West Georgia in 2019 after receiving her Ph.D. in Sociology with a specialization in Crime, Deviance, and Social Control from North Carolina State University. She obtained both her M.A. (2015) and B.A. (2013) in Criminology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her several lines of research examine the intersections of globalization, inequality, and crime. Specifically, her teaching and research interests include human trafficking, environmental harms, and corporate crime.

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., Criminology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2013
  • M.A., Criminology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2015
  • Ph.D., Sociology, North Carolina State University, 2019
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2019 Sections

    • CRIM-3240 (Criminological Theory) Section: E01
    • CRIM-4232 (Family Violence) Section: E01
    • CRIM-4280 (Human Trafficking & the Law) Section: 01
  • Publication List

    Hupp Williamson, Sarah. Forthcoming. “Toward a Theory of Human Trafficking: An Integrated Framework from Criminology, Migration, and Feminist Literatures.” In Erin C. Heil and Andrea J. Nichols (Eds), Broadening the Scope of Human Trafficking, 2nd ed.

    Hupp Williamson, Sarah, and Jennifer R. Lutz. Forthcoming. “Sewing Responsibility: Media Discourse, Corporate Deviance, and the Rana Plaza Collapse.” Sociological Inquiry.

    Hupp Williamson, Sarah. 2018. “What’s in the Water? How Media Coverage of Corporate GenX Pollution Shapes Local Understanding of Risk.” Critical Criminology 26(2): 289-305.

    Hupp Williamson, Sarah. 2017. “Globalization as a Racial Project: Implications forHuman Trafficking.” International Journal of Women’s Studies 18(2): 74-88.

    Hupp Williamson, Sarah. 2017. “Institutional Anomie and Socialist Feminist Theory: A Process Analysis of Trafficking in Post-Socialist Countries.” In Erin C. Heil and AndreaJ. Nichols (Eds), Broadening the Scope of Human Trafficking, (pp.231-255). D

    DeVall, Kristen, Christina Lanier, David J. Hartmann, Sarah Hupp Williamson, andLaQuana Askew. 2017. “Intensive Supervision Programs and Recidivism: How MichiganSuccessfully Targets High-Risk Offenders.” The Prison Journal 97(5): 585-608.