Jennifer Lutz is a doctoral student in the sociology department at North Carolina State University. As a sociologist, her work centers on social disparities and the reproduction of inequality in our society. With this lens, she aims to understand how race, class, and gender shape our hierarchical social world. In particular, her several lines of research focus on the sentencing of corporate criminals, the media framing of white-collar crime, theoretical explanations of crime, and social networks and mental health. Her dissertation research examines the differential sentencing of corporate offenders within the context of the global financial crisis. She is currently working on additional projects that analyze the media framing of international corporate malfeasance. One assessing the media framing of the Rana Plaza collapse and the other is a study of the media framing of the Icelandic social movement against the government officials involved in the 2008 global financial crisis. Further, she is also working on a project that assesses how gender shapes the relationship between social networks and depression.