Faculty - Akhila L. Ananth, PhD

Akhila L. Ananth, PhD


PhD – Criminology, Law and Society (Graduate Feminist Emphasis), University of California, Irvine

MA – Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine

BA – Individualized Study, New York University

Akhila L. Ananth is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice & Criminalistics at California State University, Los Angeles. Her research examines constructions of race, gender in the design of juvenile courts and detention facilities and has been published in edited collections and peer-reviewed journals, including Gender, Place, and Culture and Studies in Law, Politics, and Society. She was the American Communities Program Faculty Fellow in 2017-2018. In addition to this research, she collaborates with various community organizations serving communities of color in Los Angeles.

Curriculum Vita

Selected Publications Available Online:

Ananth, A.L. (2014). The Gracious Spaces of Children’s Law: Innocence and Culpability in the Construction of a Children’s Court. Studies in Law, Politics, and Society (63).


Photo of Dr. A. Anath

Office: Room 249, Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center
Email: aananth2@calstatela.edu
Phone: (323) 343-4877

Courses Taught :

Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System
Juvenile Justice
Probation Service Learning

Links to Relevant Organizations:

Youth Justice Coalition
Community Services Unlimited, Inc
Los Angeles Community Action Network
The Delancey Foundation
Homeboy Industries
A New Way of Life