Charlene Shroulote

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Doctoral Student – Sociology, Texas A&M University, 2026

MCJ – New Mexico State University, 2013

MPA – New Mexico State University, 2011

BA – New Mexico State University, 2009


Charlene is an instructor of sociology at NMSU. A native New Mexican and citizen of the Pueblo of Acoma tribal nation, she is a proud NMSU Aggie alum delighted to be teaching at her alma mater. Currently, an Avilés-Johnson Doctoral Fellow, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology at Texas A&M University.


Current research efforts include examining how social stereotypes and/or labeling impact individuals, communities, and law enforcement practices, sustainability and resilience within the context of traditional native practices, racialized patterns of police violence, and community oversight of the police. Past research includes vagrancy and the homeless, examining charity services by formerly incarcerated homeless individuals through a neoliberalism lens, and women of color and recidivism. The primary area of interest is in race, crime, and justice with an emphasis on inequality, racial justice, and social movements.