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My Political Science Experience

Toniqua Mikell

Political Science and Sociology

Mikell, ToniquaToniqua Mikell (2012), originally from Columbia, SC, is a 2012 Winthrop University Graduate. She double majored in Political Science and Sociology with a concentration in Criminology. Toniqua returned to Columbia to attend USC for her Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice. After finishing her Masters in 2014, Toniqua stayed at USC to pursue her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She is in her final year of her doctoral program and expects to graduate in May 2018! She is currently working on her dissertation, which examines discrepancies in racial depictions of female sex offenders in the media. In addition to academic achievements, Toniqua is also an instructor at USC and values her role as a mentor to students and advocate for students from marginalized backgrounds.


“The professors in the PLSC department at WU are truly in it for the long haul with past and present students. I love knowing that I can still reach out to them for mentoring and guidance even though I graduated over 5 years ago.”

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