Nishaun T. Battle, Ph.D

Nishaun T. Battle, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Virginia State University, in Petersburg, Virginia. Dr. Battle received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Afro-Ethnic Studies and Communications from California State University Fullerton, a M.S. degree in Criminal Justice at North Carolina Central University, and a Doctorate in Sociology with concentrations in Criminology and Social Inequality and a certificate in Women’s Studies in 2014, at Howard University. She is a scholar-artist activist whose research explores lived and historical experiences of Black girls, community activism, and state sanctioned violence. Through the lens of race, class, and gender, she examines Black girl’s roles as producers of Criminological epistemological thought and intellectual activists, by examining spaces and sites created by and for Black girls that promote social and legal community justice.