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University of Florida
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Juvenile Justice, Gender & Sexuality, Crime & Punishment, Childhood & the State, United States South, Twentieth-Century America.
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About Me

Kaitlyn Muchnok is a PhD Candidate at the University of Florida. Her research explores juvenile justice in the American South throughout the twentieth century with a focus on the regulation of female sexuality, gendered and racialized conceptions of female delinquency, and the treatment of adolescents in southern state institutions for delinquent and dependent children. Kaitlyn has received several grants and research awards including the Tedder Family Dissertation Fellowship, O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship, the Bertram Wyatt-Brown Dissertation Award, and the University of Florida History Graduate Society Dissertation Award. Kaitlyn also received a university Graduate Teaching award in 2019. During her time at UF, she has taught both  U.S. survey courses and the History of Sexual Violence. She currently serves as the Graduate Managing Editor for Alpata, the history department’s student-run journal and previously served as UF’s History Graduate Society President from 2017 to 2018.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Family, Gender, Law, Race, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Women