Dr. Laur Rubino received their Ph.D. at the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati and received their M.S. and B.S. in criminal justice and B.A. in psychology at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Their research focuses on inequities in the criminal/ juvenile legal system, voting rights of individuals in the legal system, program evaluation, wrongful convictions, the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender expression in the legal system, and LGBTQ+ individuals in the system.They have published in American Journal of Community Psychology, Crime & Delinquency, Feminist Criminology, and Women & Criminal Justice among others.
Currently, Dr. Rubino is a part-time professor at Wayne State University within the Criminal Justice/Criminology department, as well as the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies department. They teach a variety of classes, which include Gender and Crime, Domestic Violence, and LGBTQ+ Topics in Criminal Justice. Dr. Rubino is the Founder and Executive Director of Their Research, which is a research consulting agency that also provides LGBTQIA+ inclusivity trainings to a variety of workplace settings. They are also a co-founder of Voting Rights Now (VRN), an organization aimed to promote and uphold voting rights for people currently and formerly involved in the criminal legal system. Further, they are active in working on policy analysis across state-level laws, as well as juvenile court guidelines.