This Scholar Just Made History At The University Of South Carolina

University of South Carolina | USC · Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

When Toniqua Mikell graduates this spring, she will become the first Black woman to ever earn a PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina.

Mikell could have gone to law school like her peers but told Because Of Them We Can that she was alarmed by how few Black teachers she had. Her goal is to change all of that and become a mentor to other Black women looking to get into criminology and criminal justice.

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