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Peculiar Awa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology

Dr. Awa teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Crime, Justice, & Social Diversity

  • Research interests include terrorism, women & gender issues, and international crime
  • Served as an intern for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office in the Human Trafficking Division where she counseled victims and attended court hearings
  • Served as junior counsel for Anyia & Co. (Barristers & Solicitors) in Nigeria where she represented clients in court, drafted and filed legal documents, and mentored legal interns
  • Dr. Awa holds degrees from:

Florida International University (2019) Ph.D. in International Crime and Justice

Florida International University (2015) M.S. in Criminal Justice

Nigerian Law School (2011) JD

University of Jos, Nigeria (2010) LL.B.

University of Jos, Nigeria (2005) Associate Degree in Law

University of Jos, Nigeria (2005) Associate Degree in Computer Science

Publications include:

Awa, P. M, (2020) The Prevalence and nature of terrorist attacks during the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria. International Journal of Law and Public Administration 3 (2):50.

Awa, P. (2018) Early marriage and vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF): A public health concern in Nigeria.  International Journal of Human Rights


Peculiar Awa
Assistant Professor
HUM 302 E
Tel: (660) 543-8859


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