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Member News- Fall 2017

Section Editor: Tara Richards

Hello Fellow DWC Members,

Below is the collected news from DWC members, showing what an amazing organization we have! Please keep sending updates to

Best Regards,
Tara Richards

Sarah Koon-Magnin was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at the University of South Alabama.

Sara Brightman earned tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Fayetteville State University.  She was also appointed to the position of Assistant Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice.

Tara Richards was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in the School of Justice at the University of Baltimore.

Emily Lenning was promoted to Full Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Fayetteville State University.

Carrie Buist was recently honored by Grand Valley State University with the Outstanding Contribution in a Discipline Award.

Also, Carrie L. Buist and Emily Lenning gave a keynote address on Queer Criminology at the Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 conference at Grand Valley State University (October 26 - 27, 2017).

The American Society of Criminology's Division of Victimology has named Walter DeKeseredy, Molly Dragiewicz, and Martin Schwartz’s new book, Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence against Women, the recipient of the 2017 Robert Jerin Book of the Year Award. More information on their book is available at

Molly Dragiewicz (along with Bridget Harris, Michael Salter, and Delanie Woodlock) was awarded a 2017 Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) grant on Domestic violence and communication technology: Victim experiences of intrusion, surveillance, and identity theft. Dragiewicz is also Co-Investigator (along with Michael Salter, Elizabeth Conroy, Jane Ussher, Jackie Burke, and Warwick Middleton) on a 2017 Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) grant on constructions of complex trauma and implications for women's wellbeing and safety from violence.

Several DWC members also have new books:

Rita Shah has a new book out from Routledge, The Meaning of Rehabilitation and its Impact on Parole: There and Back Again in California. Check out the Author Meets Critics Session at ASC: Friday, November 17, 8:00 am to 9:20 am, Marriott, Room 304.

Andrea Nichols has a new coauthored book out, Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Prevention, Advocacy, and Trauma Informed Practice (Springer Publishing).

Carole J. Garrison has published a book entitled The Fourth Moment: Journeys from the Known to the Unknown. (2Leaf Press).