Alexa Sardina, PhD is an Assistant Professor at California State University,
Sacramento in the Division of Criminal Justice. Her scholarship focuses on how
restorative processes can be used to address sexual harm. Dr. Sardina has written and
presented on research that combines her scholarly expertise on sexual harm and
restorative justice combined with and informed by her personal experience as a rape
survivor. She believes that ‘survivor scholarship’ offers a critical perspective within the
broader field of criminology. Dr. Sardina is a co-founder of Ampersands Restorative
Justice and co-hosts the popular podcast Beyond Fear: The Sex Crimes Podcast.