Daniela Barberi

Daniela Barberi

Daniela Barberi

Corrections, translational research, prison violence, prisoner treatment, reentry programs, minority populations and prisoners' quality of life.

Daniela Barberi is a Ph.D. student in the Criminology, Law and Society program. She is also a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) and works with Dr. Faye Taxman.

She has an M.A. in Criminal Justice from Penn State University where she obtained the "Penn State Harrisburg Alumni Society Outstanding Graduate Student Award" and the "Criminal Justice Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award."

Her B.A. is in Psychology from Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia)

She worked in a women prison applying and developing projects for vulnerable inmates (e.g. reentry programs for women who were soon to be released or working with women in maximum security on how to deal with the environment). She also worked in a public hospital as the leader of the Committee of Sexual Violence and Abuse and as a counselor for victims of sexual assault/abuse.

Selected Publications


  • Barberi, D., Ahlin, E., Hummer, D. C., & Gabbdidon, S. (2018). Are Non-U.S. Citizens Color-Blind? The Racialization of Violent Crimes. Race and Justice [Accepted Sep, 2018]
  • Ahlin, E., Hummer, D. C., & Barberi, D. (2017). Inmate Code and Prison Culture. In O. Hayden Griffin & Vanessa Woodward (Eds.), Handbook of Corrections in the United States (pp.346-356). New York, NY: Routledge.



George Mason University                                                        Fairfax, VA

Ph.D. Criminology, Law and Society                             August 2017-Ongoing


Pennsylvania State University                                           Harrisburg, PA

M.A. Criminal Justice                                              August 2015-May 2017

  • Penn State Harrisburg Alumni Society Outstanding Graduate Student Award. April 21st, 2017.
  • Criminal Justice Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award. April 21st, 2017.


Universidad de los Andes                                               Bogotá, Colombia

B.A. Psychology                                                  January 2011-May 2014

  • Undergraduate grade option: "Personality Disorders in Female Inmates."