Amanda Heideman, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Criminal Justice & Criminology

Amanda Heideman is a postdoctoral research associate in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare’s Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology. She completed her Ph.D. in political science at UW-Milwaukee with concentrations in American politics and public policy and administration. Her research interests include urban and local politics, public policy, and issues of race/class/gender inequality in the political and criminal justice systems.

Working for Dr. Tina Freiburger, Amanda is involved in a number of projects at HBSSW. These projects include evaluations of a pre-charge diversion program for narcotics possession as well as manuscripts examining race and gender disparities in prosecutorial decision making and access and movement through special treatment courts.


  • Ph.D., political science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2020
  • M.A., political science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2016
  • B.A., political science, Indiana University South Bend, 2014

Curriculum Vitae