Dr. Johnna Christian received her Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University at Albany and is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, Newark. Her research focuses on the impact of incarceration on prisoners' families and communities, and on prisoner reentry. In 2005, she received the National Institute of Justice's W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship to support a research project examining family members' connections to incarcerated individuals. Her work has been published in the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, the Journal of Criminal Justice, the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography and the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. She is co-editor of the book, How Offenders Transform Their Lives (Willan Publishing).