DWC is well represented among the leadership team of the American Society of Criminology! Congratulations to all!
- Ruth Peterson – President
- Eric Stewart – Vice President
- Natasha Frost, Hillary Potter, Claire Renzetti – Executive Officers
Graduate students, don’t forget to apply for the fantastic, new Larry J. Siegel Graduate Fellowship for the Study of Gender and Crime. The award gives $5,000 to a graduate student doing original research, program or service development, implementation, and/or evaluation, or advocacy.
The application deadline is March 15th. You can find all the information about who is eligible, what types of projects can be funded, and how to apply at http://ascdwc.com/student-awards. We want to see some great applications! Faculty members, please pass this along to appropriate graduate students. Let’s get the word out!
I hope you all had a delightful holiday season with good food, good friends, and plenty of time to rest and recuperate! I can’t tell you how excited and honored I am to be serving the DWC as Chair for the next two years. One of the things that makes it exciting to me is that I’m following in the footsteps of our past DWC Chairs whose vision and effectiveness make this such a great “home” for us when we meet annually and throughout the year as we continue our work.
Since we all left Atlanta, the DWC Executive Council, along with the editorial board of our journal Feminist Criminology has selected Dr. Rosemary Barberet (John Jay College of Criminal Justice) as the next editor. She will take the helm this coming summer, and between now and then will be working closely with the current editor Dr. Jana Jasinski to transition the editorial offices to New York. Let’s take a moment to thank Dr. Barberet for her excellent application, and Dr. Jasinski for her years of service as the editor. I also want to thank members of the DWC Executive Council for working on this during the holiday season: Christina DeJong, Emily Lenning, Stacy Mallicoat, Denise Boots, Tara Richards, Carrie Buist, and Deena Isom.
Moving forward, we have quite a lot to accomplish together. The DWC is celebrating our 30th year with several important events at the conference in San Francisco. We are grateful to the leadership from Susan Sharp and Amanda Burgess-Proctor for organizing our 30th Anniversary events. We will have featured speakers and sessions at the ASC conference in San Francisco. In addition, there will be a special anniversary issue of our journal, Feminist Criminology. So, please look for announcements about these events so that you can plan to attend.
In addition, the committees established for the DWC are now finalized and the updated committees are posted on the website. Please take a look to make sure you’re on the committee you intended to sign up for and let me know if you have any questions.
If you are able to do so, please consider making a contribution to our 30/30 campaign in order to support the cost of our 30th anniversary celebrations. You can donate publicly, and designate your contribution in honor or in memoriam to someone whom you admire, you can also donate anonymously if you prefer to do that. The list is growing daily and we are always grateful for your tax deductible contributions.
Please let me know if you have ideas to contribute to the DWC. We strive to be open and inclusive; your participation in that helps us to achieve our goals. Thank you all so much!
Kimberly J. Cook, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Sociology and Criminology
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
-by Dr. Alesha Durfee.
I recently watched a taped version of “The Middle” (an ABC sitcom) that originally aired on 1/9/14. “The Middle” is a fairly funny sitcom that both my teen kids and I watch. I was shocked when halfway through the episode I saw what I can only describe as “rape myths lite”.
In the “Sleepless in Orson” episode, a “bad boy” kisses Sue (the main teen girl character) without her permission – they are not dating, and she is upset, shocked, and angry. She yells at him….. .but of course each time he does it (it happens five times throughout the episode) she begins to think more fondly of him and to talk to her friend more and more about him. She transitions over the episode from being appalled and angry to anxiously looking for him out the window – not in fear, but because she wants him to force her to kiss him again. At the end she is actually pursing her lips and leaning in for a kiss.
The DWC is thrilled to announce the Larry J. Siegel Fellowship for the Study of Gender and Crime. The fellowship, given by the Darald and Julie Libby Foundation, is designed to recognize an exceptional graduate student in the field of gender and crime. The division will annually give one graduate student a one-time award in the amount of $5,000 to support a project involving original research, program or service development, implementation, and/or evaluation, or advocacy. In order to be eligible, the student must be the leader or principle investigator on the project.
To read more about the fellowship, including criteria for eligibility and how to apply, visit ascdwc.com/student-awards.
Just a reminder that DWC will host four major events at the meetings this year, as well as scores of sponsored sessions (in addition to lots of sessions of interest not sponsored by DWC). You can see all of these events in an amazing Google calendar put together by DWC Secretary/Treasurer Christina DeJong by going here: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=71oa0jq4afim64iueu7vu6lkus%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York (click on the “Agenda” tab for easiest viewing).
You can print out a copy of this document by going here: http://www.hts.gatech.edu/dwc.
The main DWC events are as follows:
- Tuesday, 4.00 – 7.00 PM, Feminist Criminology in Theory and Action workshop, M202, Marquis Level, Marriott Marquis
- Wednesday, 8.00 – 9.30 PM, DWC social at Max Lagers (320 Peachtree Street NE) ***TICKETS ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT!!!!***
- Thursday, 7.30 – 9.00 AM, DWC breakfast meeting I, A601, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis
- Friday, 7.30 – 9.00 AM, DWC breakfast meeting II, A601, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis
Note that DWC awards will be given out at the first business meeting, on Thursday. Thursday will include a full breakfast, while Friday will feature pastries, juice, and coffee.
Congratulations to all the new members of the DWC Executive Board. They include:
Chair: Kim Cook
Executive Counselor non-tenured/early career: Carrie Buist
Executive Counselor tenured/later career: Denise Boots
Executive Counselor/graduate student: Deena Isom
These new members join our continuing Executive Board members:
Vice Chair: Emily Lenning
Secretary/Treasurer: Christina DeJong
Executive Counselor non-tenured/early career: Tara Richards
Executive Counselor tenured/later career: Stacy Mallicoat