Brenna Helm

Brenna  Helm
  • PhD Student
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • 138 Baker Hall
  • 655 Auditorium Rd.
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • (517) 432-2274


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Brenna Helm (she/her) is a doctoral student in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on male supremacist movements, right-wing extremism, and bias crimes. In particular, she is interested in the ways in which extremists utilize online spaces and the role gender plays within these movements. Brenna graduated from Otterbein University in 2017 with B.A. degrees in psychology and sociology, and later received an M.A. degree in sociology from Ohio University in 2019.


’A Human Being Like Other Victims’: The Media Framing of Trans Homicide in the United States

Year: 2021 Authors: DeJong, Christina, Karen Holt, Brenna Helm, and Skyler Morgan Journal: Critical Criminology