Criminologist Dr. Rae Taylor women studies interpersonal violence, specializing in crimes against women. Here’s what she can teach us

A Note from Hope: I am honored to have the opportunity to introduce you to Dr. Rae Taylor, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Criminology and Justice at Loyola University New Orleans.

This truly amazing advocate for women studies lethal and nonlethal interpersonal violence, specializing in violence against women. Her work has been published in a number of scholarly journals and books — which is what brought her work with Tracy Schott and her documentary, the focus of the October 2020 issue of Inkandescent Women magazine.

Prior to academia, Rae worked as a victim advocate for the Office of the State Attorney in Florida, where she worked with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and other violent crimes. She remains active as a volunteer advocate in New Orleans.

After just an hour pre-interview on the phone with this truly amazing woman, it became clear there is much work for us to do together. We are going to start with this feature on her, and we’ll keep you posted on What’s Next!