Olivia Mann is a second year Ph.D. student in the Sociology and Social Policy joint degree program. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a B.S. in Sociology and Criminal Justice in 2018. Her honors thesis explored the ways in which members of the LGBTQIAP+ community, with a focus on bisexual people, assign blame in cases of sexual assault. Her current research interests are criminology, welfare, and poverty, with a focus on the intersections of welfare and criminal justice systems.