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About Me

Katorah Williams, M.S.

I am a 4th year PhD student who received my Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology from Temple University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.  My Master’s thesis used a critical lens to explore media depictions of offenders and victims across prominent crime-based television shows. Prior to returning to Temple, I completed two years in Immaculata University’s Doctorate of Clinical Psychology program, with a focus on trauma, personality disorders and deceptive behavior.

For the last 3 years, I have worked as a research assistant for Dr. Aunshul Rege in the C.A.R.E Lab, conducting research on social engineering, the use experiential learning in cybersecurity education, and adversarial decision making. So far, I have published five papers on these topics and presented at numerous conferences, both domestic (ASC, ACJS, IEEE- ISEC) and international (IEEE-CSC).

My research interests include privacy and surveillance, critical criminology with a focus on Black feminist theories, social inequality, and  “street smarts.”