KINNIBURG, SARAHName: Sarah Kinniburgh
Title of Project: The Medicalization of Juvenile Delinquency, 1940s-1990s
Advisor: Nicholas Popper
Honors Department: Interdisciplinary

My project analyzes how certain psychiatric diagnoses became associated with deviant behavior and the “juvenile delinquent,” particularly for young males of color.  I am interested in how psychiatry and the justice system came together to frame delinquency as a public health issue; this research bridges medical sociology and criminology by examining an overlooked population, adolescents of color.

Hometown: McLean, Virginia
Future Plans: 
Hobbies: Writing and reading nonfiction, particularly essays, and watching stand-up comedy. I also love keeping up to date with current events, whether fashion trends on social media or political campaigns.
Fun Fact: I literally dream about competing on Jeopardy! and making enough money to open a vegetarian soul food restaurant. (The more you know!)


Follow Sarah’s research on the W&M Honors Fellowships blog!