The latest coronavirus information and fall 2020 updates:

Heather Hlavka
Dr. Heather R. HlavkaMarquette University

Lalumiere Hall, 416

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-6846
Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor

Social and Cultural Sciences

Criminology and law, sexual victimization and interpersonal violence, sex and gender, deviance and social control, health and trauma, qualitative research methods.


Ph.D., 2008, University of Minnesota

Professional Interests

Research methods, sex offenders, juvenile justice.


  • Hlavka, Heather, Darren Wheelock, and Jennifer Cossyleon. Forthcoming. “Narratives of Commitment: Looking for Work with a Criminal Record.” The Sociological Quarterly.
  • Hlavka, Heather. 2014. “Normalizing Sexual Violence: Young Women Account for Harassment and Abuse.” Gender & Society 28:337-358.
  • Hlavka, Heather. 2013. “Legal Subjectivity Among Youth Victims of Sexual Abuse.” Law & Social Inquiry 39:31-61.
  • Mulla, Sameena and Heather Hlavka. 2011. “Gendered Violence and the Ethics of Social Science Research.” Violence Against Women 17:1509-1520.
  • Hlavka, Heather. 2010. “Child Sexual Abuse and Embodiment.” Sociological Studies of Children and Youth 13:131-165.
  • Hlavka, Heather, Sara Olinger and Jodi Lashley. 2010. “The Use of Anatomical Dolls as a Demonstration Aid in Child Sexual Abuse Interviews: A Study of Forensic Interviewers’ Perceptions.” Journal of Child Sexual Abuse 19:519-553.
  • Hlavka, Heather, Candace Kruttschnitt and Kristin Carbone-Lopez. 2007. “Revictimizing the Victims? Interviewing Women About Interpersonal Violence.” The Journal of Interpersonal Violence 22:894-920.

Additional Information

  • Marquette Legal Education and Research Network (MLEARN)

Faculty & Staff Directory


Department of Social and Cultural Sciences
Lalumiere Hall, 340
1310 W. Clybourn St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 288-6838

Contact Us


Report an accessibility problem

To report another problem, please contact