ILSSC Welcomes New Students from 2017-2018 Cohort

The Irvine Laboratory for the Study of Space and Crime welcomes two new students, Navjyot Gill and Hwawon Seo, from the 2017-2018 Cohort in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine. Read more about Navjyot and Hwawon below or read about all our lab members on The Who We Are page.

If you are interested in joining ILSSC, please see our Contact page to obtain more information.  If you are interested in attending the Doctoral Program in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at UCI, please see the Department’s admission page.

Navjyot Gill

Navjyot Gill is a first year doctoral student in the department of Criminology, Law and Society. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with Honors and received her B.A. in History, Ethnic Studies and Education. Raised in Southeast Bakersfield, Navjyot first handedly witnessed her neighborhood change and transform into one of the deadliest zip codes in Kern County. This fueled her research interests and led her to write an Honors thesis titled, “The Walking Bus: Cycles of Poverty and Educational Inequities Among Students of Color and Immigrant Communities in Kern County.” Her research interests include spatial analysis of crime, social and economic inequities in racially segregated neighborhoods and its role in resource allocation, education and violence.


Hwawon Seo

Hwawon Seo is a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society. She received her B.A. in Police Administration and Sociology from Dongguk University (South Korea). She earned a M.A. in Criminology from Dongguk University and a M.A. in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Hwawon is interested in spatial patterns of crime, environmental criminology, and neighborhood context of juvenile delinquency.