Ebonie Cunningham Stringer

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
Beaver Athletics and Wellness Center, 201L

Dr. Ebonie Cunningham Stringer is a sociologist committed to research and service at the intersections of social justice, family, religion and carceral institutions. As executive director of the Not One More Peace and Justice Project, she works to ameliorate community violence, especially among youth. Her mission entails a commitment to lift and center voices that are yet unheard or (mis)understood, and to produce scholarship that can lead to meaningful policy changes and a more just society. Whether in the classroom or in the community, Dr. Stringer is motivated by her passion for social justice and social change.  

Dr. Stringer's research interests include:

  • Gender, race and justice
  • Religion and social justice initiatives
  • Community violence
  • Carceral motherhood

Ebonie, C. S. (2023). Trauma technicians and wounded warriors: Using a black feminist lens to understand how black women clergy and lay leaders resist anti-black state violence. Sociological Focus, 56(4), 371-389. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/00380237.2023.2227794 Stringer, E. C. , Murphy, J. C., DeFeo, S. C., & Munoz, G. (2022) The Impact of Gender on Social Support for Criminal Justice Careers. Journal of Criminal Justice Education. Online. doi: 10.1080/10511253.2022.2079145 Stringer, E. C.& Murphy, J. (2020) Major Decisions and Career Attractiveness among Criminal Justice Students. Journal of Criminal Justice Education 31(4), 523-541. doi: 10.1080/10511253.2020.1814829 Stringer, E. C. (2020). Managing Motherhood: How Incarcerated Mothers Negotiate Maternal Role-Identities with Their Children’s Caregivers. Women & Criminal Justice 30(5), 336-355. doi: 10.1080/08974454.2020.1750538 Stringer, E. C. & McClenney-Saddler, M. (2015). Amazing Grace: Black Church Culture and Theological Insights on Sin, Forgiveness and Grace. Issues in Race & Society: An Interdisciplinary Global Journal 3(2), 57-61.

Ph.D., Sociology, Purdue University M.S., Sociology, Purdue University B.A., Sociology, Political Science and Black Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia