- Ph.D., Northeastern University
Research interests include justice system response to sexual violence, intimate partner violence, gendered pathways to criminal offending and rehabilitation, racial and gender disparities in the justice system, alternatives to incarceration
April Pattavina, Ph.D., co-founded the Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative (JGBVR) at the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) along with Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., in the fall of 2015. As a senior scholar at WCW, Pattavina continues her collaboration with the JGBVR. She serves as Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.