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Sociology & Anthropology

Physical Address:
101 Phinney Hall

Mailing Address:
Sociology & Anthropology Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Phone: 208-885-6751

Fax: 208-885-2034

Email: socanth@uidaho.edu

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Omi Hodwitz

Omi Hodwitz

Assistant Professor

Office

Phinney Hall 313

Phone

208-885-2976

Mailing Address

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, 2015
M.A., Criminology, Simon Fraser University, 2009
B.A., Criminology and Psychology, Simon Fraser University, 2006


Omi Hodwitz is a criminologist who specializes in terrorism studies, theory construction and application, and research methods. Prior to joining the University of Idaho, she was a researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland. Hodwitz focuses on the role that non-combatants play in the escalation of terrorist activity and her research has led her to a variety of conflict areas such as Pakistan and Turkey. She is also interested in testing theoretical assumptions using innovative quantitative techniques.

  • Terrorism
  • Theory construction
  • Crime and deviance

Hodwitz, O. (2016). NGO interventions: Influences on terrorist activity. Behavioral Sciences and Political Aggression (published online August, 2016; journal edition forthcoming).

Hodwitz, O. and K. Frey (2016). Anomic suicide: A Durkheimian analysis of European normlessness. Sociological Spectrum, 36(4), 236-254.

Hodwitz, O. (2016). Willie Horton. In S. Chermak & F. Bailey, Crimes of the Centuries. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Hodwitz, O. (2014). Social bonding theory. Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice.  Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Hodwitz, O. (2010). Violence in activism: Instigating factors and thresholds breached.  Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Publishing.

Sociology & Anthropology

Physical Address:
101 Phinney Hall

Mailing Address:
Sociology & Anthropology Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Phone: 208-885-6751

Fax: 208-885-2034

Email: socanth@uidaho.edu

Web: Sociology and Anthropology Department

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