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Maria Jo‹o Lobo Antunes, Ph.D.

Portrait of Dr. Maria João Lobo Antunes
Assistant Professor
Towson University

Dr. Maria Jo‹o Lobo Antunes is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Towson University. She earned her BSc from the University of Bristol, an MS from Northeastern and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on intersections of neighborhood and youth negative outcomes, primarily violence, exposure to violence, and antisocial behavior. Dr. Antunes and Dr. Eileen Ahlin are 2016 recipients of the National Institute of Justice's W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship and are currently using the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods to study the effects of inner-city mobility on immigrant and minority youth outcomes. Recently, Dr. Antunes was awarded the Towson University Diversity Faculty Fellowship and is introducing a new course on Immigrants and Criminal Justice. Her most recent scholarship can be seen in Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Aggression and Violent Behavior, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Race and Justice: An International Journal, and Journal of Youth and Adolescence.