Diana Rickard

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Associate Professor
Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice

EMAIL: drickard@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: N-660

Office Hours:

Phone: +1 (212) 220-8266

Diana Rickard is an expert in issues surrounding sex offenders and the corrections (penal) system. Rickard is the author of Sex Offenders, Stigma, and Social Control (Rutgers University Press, 2016). She has taught introduction to criminal justice, criminology, corrections, deviance, sociology of law, juvenlie justice, and violence and society. Previous appointments include teaching at Queensborough Community College, Brooklyn College, Baruch College, and University of San Francisco. Her teaching methods utilize various writing techniques and focus on close readings of academic texts, incorporating sociological perspectives addressing race, class, gender, and social control.


Sociology of Punishment, Deviance and Identity, Cultural Criminology.


  • Ph.D. Graduate Center, City University of New York, Sociology,
  • M.F.A. Naropa University, Writing and Poetics,
  • B.A. Bard College, Anthropology,

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


  • (forthcoming 2016) Sex Offenders, Stigma, and Social Control,Rutgers University Press
  • (2015) Masculinity & Medicalization: Gender & Vocabularies of Motive in the Narrative of a Sex Offender,Feminism & Psychology

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • 2013 – Faculty Fellowship Publication Program, CUNY

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