Marisa Omori

Asst. Professor

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2014Ph.D. Criminology, Law and Society University of California, Irvine
2010 Social Ecology University of California, Irvine
2007 Criminal Justice John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York
2003A.B. Economics, Sociology Minor Occidental College

Honors & Acknowledgements

Provost’s Research Award, Co-PI, University of Miami
Provost’s Research Award, PI, University of Miami
Rodney Thaxton Racial Justice Award, American Civil Liberties Union, Greater Miami Chapter
College of Arts and Sciences International Travel Award, University of Miami
Michelle Smith Pontell Award for outstanding accomplishments in graduate study, UC Irvine
Center in Law, Society and Culture travel award, UC Irvine
Social Ecology Graduate Mentor Award, UC Irvine
Social Ecology Graduate Mentor Award, UC Irvine
Debbie Davis Graduate Student Award for service and advocacy, UC Irvine
June Morrison scholarship for Western Society of Criminology travel award
Arnold Binder Award for departmental service, UC Irvine
Alpha Phi Sigma, National Honor Society in Criminal Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York
2006 – 2007
Dean’s list, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York
2005 – 2007
Omicron Tau Epsilon, International Honor Society in Economics, Occidental College
2002 – 2003
Dean’s List, Occidental College
2001 – 2003
Pass with Distinction on Economics Comprehensives, Occidental College

Conferences & Events

June 2018.
The process is the punishment and the punishment is also the punishment: Racial and ethnic disparities in misdemeanor case processing | Presentation at the Law & Society Association, Toronto, Canada
Petersen, N. & Omori, M.
April 2018
Miami Heat: Mechanisms of inequality and the production of punishment “hotspots” in Miami-Dade’s criminal justice system | Invited presentation at the Department of Sociology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
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American Sociological Association • Crime, Law and Deviance section
2009 – Present
Law and Society Association
2008 – Present
American Society of Criminology • Division on People of Color and Crime • Division of Communities and Place
2005 – Present
Western Society of Criminology
2009 – 2014

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Criminology, Racial Stratification within Criminal Justice Institutions, Courts and Sentencing, Drug Use and Drug Policy, Research Methods


Lautenschlager, R.† & Omori, M "Racial threat, social (dis)organization and the ecology of police: Towards an ecological understanding of police use-of-force in communities of color" Justice Quarterly (2018). [Link]

Dahab, R.† & Omori, M. "Homegrown Foreigners: The Effects of Christian Nationalism and Nativist Positions on Muslim Civil Liberties" Ethnic and Racial Studies (2018). [Link]