Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
325 McCord Hall
Memphis, TN 38152
Fax: (901) 678-5279
Dr. Vandiver's main area of research interest is state and collective violence, ranging
from the use of the death penalty in America to contemporary instances of genocide.
She recently published Lethal Punishment: Lynchings and Legal Executions in the South.
Among her current research projects are a study of jurors in capital cases (funded
by the National Science Foundation), an oral history project focusing on the anti-death
penalty movement in America, and research on the influence of slavery on modern criminal
justice practices. Dr. Vandiver is the graduate coordinator for the department. She
teaches the graduate research methods course and a variety of elective courses.