Dr. Banner is an Associate Professor in Sociology who also teaches in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Women’s and Gender Studies. She received her Ph.D. from Arizona State University, her law degree from the New York University School of Law, and her B.A. from Wellesley College. Before arriving at UM-Dearborn, Dr. Banner taught Criminal and Constitutional Law in Arizona. Among Dr. Banner’s favorite courses to teach are Family Violence, Criminal Law, and the Inside-Out Prison Exchange. Her research focuses on gender, law, and conflict in many forms. She has written extensively about sexual assault in the military, and she currently is writing a book about discussions of sexual assault law on social media.