Andrea Borrego

Borrego, Andrea


Criminal Justice/Criminology, Family Dynamics, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Issues, Human Services, Latino Issues, Policing/Law Enforcement, Racial Issues/Hate Crime, Social Justice


Fatal police-citizen encounters, Policing, Tasers/CEDs, Incarceration, Prisons/jails, Body worn cameras, Intimate partner violence/domestic violence

Degree: Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor

Department: Criminal Justice and Criminology


Office Phone: 303-615-0209

Mobile Phone: 915-346-6911

Interviewed by: FOX31, 9NEWS, The Denver Post, Denverite


Andrea Borrego, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

She worked as a graduate research assistant and faculty associate at Arizona State University before coming to teach at MSU Denver in 2015. Borrego is involved in many MSU Denver committees and is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology. She served as a panel chair on Media Reporting of Crime for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference in 2016.

Borrego co-authored an article for The Criminologist: The Official Newsletter of the American Society of Criminology titled “The advantages and disadvantages of original data collection for doctoral students.” She also co-authored a chapter in Forensic Science and the Administration of Justice: Critical issues and directions, and has several other publications in the works. Her research focuses on fatal-police citizen encounters and LGBTQ victimization.

Borrego received her doctorate and masters in criminology and criminal justice from Arizona State University in 2015 and 2011 and a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 2009.