Stephanie DiPietro, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

Spring 2024 Office Hours
: 1:30  - 3:00 pm
W: 1:30  - 3:00 pm 
By appointment

Stephanie DiPietro received her M.A. in Sociology from the George Washington University and her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr. DiPietro’s research and teaching interests center on life course criminology, criminal desistance, and patterns of adaptation (and maladaptation) among immigrant and refugee groups, with a particular focus on violence and delinquency. Recently, Dr. DiPietro has been engaged in an ethnographic study of Bosnian refugees and nationals who experienced the Bosnian war and genocide (1992-1995) in early childhood. The focus of this cross-national study is on sources of risk and resilience in behavioral trajectories over the life course among youth exposed to war, with a particular emphasis on the cognitive framing of traumatic events and changing family and community dynamics in the wake of social crises.

She is the co-recipient of the 2011 W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship from the National Institute of Justice for her research on the relationships among race-ethnicity, immigrant status, marriage, and offending as well as the recipient of a 2013–2014 J. William Fulbright Award for her research on family and community dynamics and criminal trajectories in post-war Bosnia- Herzegovina. Her work appears in Criminology, Social Forces, Sociology of Education, Journal of Research on Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, The Sociological Quarterly, and The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Stephanie DiPietro CV

Research areas
  • Crime, Law, and Social Control
Stephanie DiPietro
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Contact Information

400B North Hall (NH)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States