Professor Pugh joins St. John’s University as a criminology faculty member in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology in 2022. Her dissertation focused on the prevention of sexual violence within the nationwide Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) program. Her research interests include critical criminology, decolonial criminology, intergenerational transmission of violence, history and philosophy of science, transformative justice, and prevention of harm. While her research generally centers on the micro-level, she conducts her research with the knowledge that the micro-level is nested within additional levels of society, and advocates for an examination of social phenomenon from multiple levels -- individual, interpersonal, institutional, community, national, and global and perspectives (e.g., history, ideology, and culture).