diana sun, Ph.D.


Diana Sun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

(561) 297-3240
Curriculum Vitae

Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, SO 271
Boca Raton, FL 33431


Diana Sun is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Irvine, and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. Her research interests include the effects of incarceration on white-collar offenders, the drug overdose epidemic, and macro-level patterns of crime across race/ethnicity. In 2022, she received the Ruth D. Peterson and Lauren J. Krivo Graduate Student Scholar Award from the Division of Communities and Place of the American Society of Criminology for her research on the effects of community disadvantage on Asian populations. She also received the 2020 Larry J. Siegel Graduate Fellowship for the Study of Gender and Crime, Honorable Mention from the Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology for her dissertation, which examined the incarcerated experiences of female white-collar offenders. Her work has been published in notable outlets such as Criminology, Race and Social Problems, SOCIUS: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, and Deviant Behavior.