April Carrillo
Published July 14, 2022

April Carrillo is an assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of South Dakota. Her research centers on the treatment of LGBTQ+ folks in the criminal legal system, with a focus on transgender people. As an activist and scholar, she teaches, researches and engages in LGBTQ+ community work. 

Carrillo is the vice chair of community engagement for Equality South Dakota, a volunteer organization that does advocacy work for LGBTQ+ equality in South Dakota. 

They hold a bachelor’s and a master’s in criminal justice from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Carrillo earned their Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice at Old Dominion University.

A Latinx professor with glasses and red dyed hair dressed in a black overalls.

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Pronouns: she/her/he/him/they/them

Expertise: Criminal justice, criminology, LGBTQ+ and transgender issues

Location: Vermillion, S.D.

Email: april.carrillo@usd.edu 

Phone: (605) 577-5402

Twitter: @AprilC_PhD

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