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Angelique Nevarez Maes

Angelique Maes
PhD Job Candidate
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Research Interests

  • Crime, Law and Deviance
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Relationships and Crime/Deviance
  • Life Course Criminology
  • Race and Criminal Justice
  • Gender and Criminal Justice
  • Development of Resilience Outside of the Parent/Child Relationship and Correlated Development of Crime
  • Resilience and Crime Prevention
  • Active Learning in the Liberal Arts Classroom
  • Work-Life Balance in Academia


Angelique Nevarez Maes is a PhD candidate at Texas A&M University. Her major areas of concentration include Crime, Law and Deviance and Social Psychology. She has been an Instructor of Record with the Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University as well as an Instructor of Record with Wiley College, a Historically Black College/University. Angelique has been the instructor of record for the following courses: Introduction to Sociology, Criminology, Sociology of Deviance, Sociology of Religion, Social Change/Social Movements, Race and Ethnic Relations, Social Stratification, Medical Sociology, Marriage and the Family, and Social Problems. She has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from El Paso Community College, a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters’ degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at El Paso, and is currently working toward the completion of a Doctorate degree in Sociology at Texas A&M University. Her dissertation focuses on how paternal incarceration may or may not influence close relationships such as mentorship during emerging adulthood using a nationally representative dataset, and how this influence may be moderated by race and gender. She has published entries in the Encyclopedia of Crime, Law Enforcement, Courts and Corrections on desistance and deviance.

Angelique has a teaching certification from the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning and the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies. She is also a Teaching as Research Fellow, and a CIRTL Scholar. Angelique has conducted research on student opinions on Active Learning and Lecture, and is working to publish her findings. She is also part of ongoing research in collaboration with Texas A&M’s ADVANCE project that examines work-life balance in academia during the COVID19 pandemic, as well as ongoing research that examines COVID19’s impact on the restaurant industry.