Department of Sociology

Andrew Krebs

M.A., DePaul University

Andrew Krebs



Law and Society


Andrew Krebs is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. His research examines peer influence in crime, and the particular benefits of mental health peer support in the community re-entry process. He is currently developing a dissertation prospectus, which focuses on mental health peer support in the Texas criminal justice system. In a project separate from his dissertation research, Andrew is exploring civil trials attorneys’ use of the peremptory challenge. Andrew’s previous research (published in Law and Social Inquiry) examined change in judicial perceptions of child custody laws in the state of Indiana.

Andrew passed his comprehensive exams (Fall 2015) in Crime, Law & Deviance, and the Sociology of Law. This Summer (2016), Andrew taught "Crime & Justice" for the College of Liberal Arts at UT. This Fall, he will work as a Research Assistant at the UT School of Law for Professor Jay Westbrook, who is codonducting an ongoing business bankruptcy project.  

Before enrolling at UT, Andrew graduated with a M.A. in Sociology from DePaul University (2012) and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2010). He is also a proud graduate of Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, OH.

You can follow him on Twitter @A4Andrew

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