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Sue-Ming Yang

Senior Fellow

Sue-Ming Yang is an associate professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. She received her PhD from the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. Her current research focuses on understanding the relationship between stereotypes, race, and perceived disorder in urban settings. Specifically, her research findings showed that the presence of physical disorder increased respondents’ ratings of overall disorderliness. Additionally, places with the presence of individuals dressed in Hip-Hop styles and have darker skin tones were more likely to be viewed as disorderly by experimental respondents (police officers, students, and parolees). She also studies place-based criminology, disorder-crime association, experimental research methods, and international terrorism trends and eco-terrorism in the U.S.