Pamela Jenkins, Ph.D.

ProfessorPamela Jenkins

Contact

Office: 176 Milneburg Hall
Phone: 504-280-3312
Email: pjenkins@uno.edu

UNO-CHART Website

Biography

Educational Background:
Ph.D., Louisiana State

Research Interests:
Gender, Deviance, Stratification, Criminology

Pamela Jenkins is a Research Professor of Sociology and faculty in the Women’s Studies Program at the University of New Orleans. She is a founding faculty member of UNO’s Center for Hazard Assessment, Response and Technology (CHART). Before Katrina, her research interests were diverse but focused on how communities respond to a variety of problems. Her research interests post-Katrina include documenting the response to Katrina as part of a national research team on Hurricane Katrina evacuees. She has published on first responders, faith-based communities’ response to the storm, and the experiences of elderly during and after Katrina. Throughout her career, she has evaluated a number of national and local efforts focused on community sustainability. At a community level, she is involved in several projects that work directly with best practice for violence prevention, including domestic and community violence.