Normil-Skakavac, Nadjhia, PhD
Sociology and Criminal Justice
Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Phone: (804) 524-5192
Fax: (804) 524-6883
Location: 201G Colson Hall
Dr. Nadjhia Normil-Skakavac coordinates the graduate program for the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. In the past, Dr. Normil-Skakavac served as the coordinator of our internship program. She is currently the Vice President of Virginia’s oldest association of academic disciplines, the Virginia Social Science Association (VSSA). Prior to becoming the Vice President of VSSA, she served three years as Parliamentarian of the executives and board of directors of the association. Her research is geared towards race relations, comparative sociology, and crimmigration—the processes of criminalizing immigrants in host countries.
Dr. Normil-Skakavac is a strong advocate for the welfare of the displaced population, social justice, and internationalized teaching and learning. As an Associate Editor of the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research (JEQR), she continues to review and edit qualitative articles submitted in preparation for peer-reviewed publications. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in French Literature from City University of New (CUNY/ City College). As an undergraduate, she spent part of her college years studying at La Sorbonne in France.
A proponent of international education, Nadjhia’s curiosity for social and multicultural interactions from a global perspective culminated in her pursuit of a Master’s degree in sociology, also at CUNY. She holds a Ph.D in sociology with a focus on race relations and urban studies from Howard University. She was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and speaks fluent French.