Ariel L. Roddy is a doctoral candidate in Criminal Justice at Michigan State University and a registered member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Her research relates to the economic marginalization of and barriers to reentry and recovery for justice-involved women of color. Her dissertation, funded by the Division of Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology and the Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology & Criminal Justice, explores the role of spatial mismatch and social capital in the employment outcomes for justice- and substance-involved women and the intersectional effects of COVID-19 on women in recovery. She is currently serving as the student representative on the board of the Native Research Network and is the recipient of the Emma Shore-Thornton award for Native graduate students. She holds M.S. degrees in Economics and Applied Mathematics.


Ariel is currently on the job market for the 2021-2022 academic year.