Kelsey Drotning is a third year PhD student in the Sociology department where she studies discrimination, social disadvantage, and institutional violence at the intersection of race and gender. She participates in Contexts and the Critical Race Initiative, and is on the steering committee for SocArXiv. Prior to attending the University of Maryland, Kelsey worked as a Program Assistant for the National Center for Victims of Crime in Washington, DC where she drafted training materials and compiled resources for advocates regarding crime victim compensation, stalking, and domestic violence. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading novels, quilting, and exploring the East Coast.

Areas of Interest

  • Race and Gender
  • Family Violence
  • Time Use


  • BA
  • MA
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ASY 4127
Department of Sociology
kdrotnin [at]