Brandi Vigil, M.S.

Title/s:  Lecturer and Internship Director

Office #:  Mundelein Center, Room 805B

Phone: 773.508.8608


CV Link: Brandi_Vigil_CV


Brandi Vigil joined the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology at Loyola University Chicago as a Part-Time faculty member in August 2013 and became a Full-Time faculty member in August 2016. A current PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Brandi’s dissertation research focuses on the implementation of restorative justice policy into the Illinois juvenile justice system. She received her M.S. in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento and her B.A. in Sociology and Communications from University of California, Davis. Prior to moving to Chicago she worked in an institutional setting with court involved young people. Her research and activist interests include juvenile justice, restorative justice, alternatives to incarceration, race, class and gender, criminological theory and policy. 


2010       M.S., Criminal Justice, California State University, Sacramento

2006       B.A., Sociology and Communications, University of California, Davis

Research Interests

  • Juvenile Justice

  • Restorative Justice

  • Policy

  • Race, Class and Gender

  • Criminological Theory

Courses Taught

  • CJC 101—Introduction to Criminal Justice

  • CJC 302—Juvenile Justice System

  • CJC 370—Women and Criminal Justice

  • CJC 372—Race, Ethnicity and Criminal Justice