Daniella Mascarenhas

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Dr. Daniella Mascarenhas is an assistant professor of political science at Xavier University of Louisiana. Her research focuses on the political theory of punishment and civic education especially exploring these questions through the “Liberalism and Its Critics” movement within the subfield of theory. Her research often overlaps with work in legal studies and examines salient topics in criminal justice such as incarceration. During her stay in the Woods, Dr. Mascarenhas developed a manuscript that examines prison privatization in democratic Western law. This manuscript examines ideological responses to private incarceration by exploring multiple forms of liberalism and multiple critics of liberalism. When not researching or teaching, Dr. Mascarenhas enjoys competitively powerlifting, playing with her cat Lu, and cooking with her partner Ron.