Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2000; M.A., University of Virginia, 1995, B.A., University of Virgina, 1991
Dr. Marcus M. Kondkar joined the Sociology Department in 2000. He received his Doctoral degree in Sociology from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Kondkar has taught Criminal Behavior, Law and Social Control, Sociological Theory, Development of Social Thought, Social Statistics, Social Problems, Correctional Institutions, Gender, Law, and Social Control, and most recently, Social Justice in Post-Katrina New Orleans: Education and Society. In January 2009 he received the University Senate Excellence in Teaching Award.
He has also served as Chair of the Women's Studies Minor.
His research interests include criminology, sociology of law, and sociological theory. He has published his work in the American Journal of Public Health, Legal Systems of the World, Social Justice, and most recently in The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe. He is currently conducting research on patterns of intimate partner homicide (for which he was awarded a Marquette Research Fellowship in 2009), and spatial patterns of homicide in New Orleans 2000 – 2010. He has conducted research on sexual coercion and partner violence among students at Loyola and is currently working with graduate students to extend the study to Tulane and UNO. Dr. Kondkar also serves on the Mayor’s Domestic Violence Advisory Board in New Orleans.