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Member News- Summer 2014

Hello Fellow DWC Members,

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

Best Regards,

Tara Richards

American Society of Criminology

2014 Division on Women and Crime Student Paper Competition

The Division on Women and Crime (DWC) of the American Society of Criminology invites submissions for the 2014 Student Paper Competition.  A record number of papers were submitted to the 2013 competition—a total of 30 submissions.  The winners of this year’s competition will be recognized during the DWC breakfast meeting at the 2014 annual conference in San Francisco.  The graduate student winner will receive $500.00 and the undergraduate student winner will receive $250.00.  For submissions with multiple authors, the award money will be divided among co-authors.

Deadline: Papers should be RECEIVED by the committee chair by September 22, 2014.

Eligibility: Any undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled or who has graduated within the previous semester is eligible.  Note, any co-authors must also be students, that is, no faculty co-authors are permitted.  To document eligibility, every author/co-author must submit proof of student status.  This eligibility proof may be in the form of a letter from your department chair or an unofficial transcript.

Paper Specifications: Papers should be of professional quality and must be about, or related to, feminist scholarship, gender issues, or women as offenders, victims or criminal justice professionals. Papers must be no longer than 35 pages including all references, notes, and tables; utilize an acceptable referencing format such as APA; be type-written and double-spaced; and include an abstract of 100 words or less.

Papers may not be published, accepted, or under review for publication at the time of submission.

Submission: Papers and proof of eligibility must be submitted to the committee chair by the stated deadline.  Submitters must prepare the paper for blind review; all identifying information (name, affiliation, etc) should be removed from the paper itself and papers should then be converted to a PDF file.  In the email subject line, students should include identifying information and indicate whether the submission is to be considered for the graduate or undergraduate competition.

Judging: Members of the paper competition committee will evaluate the papers based on the following categories: 1. Content is relevant to feminist scholarship; 2. Makes a contribution to the knowledge base; 3. Accurately identify any limitations; 4. Analytical plan was well developed; 5. Clarity/organization of paper was well developed.

Notification: All entrants will be notified of the committee’s decision no later than November 1st.  We strongly encourage winners to attend the conference to receive their award.

Committee Chair:
Email all paper submissions to:
Allison J. Foley, PhD │Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Social Work│ Georgia Regents University│Phone: 706-737-1735 │

And now for some member news.....


Jordana Navarro’s research (with Cathy Marcum, George Higgins, and Melissa Ricketts) regarding deviance and digital piracy was recently featured in the Washington Post. Dewey, C. (2014, June 2). Study: Digital Piracy Linked to Internet Addiction, 'Deviant' Friends.

Walter DeKeseredy gave a plenary address in June at the 2014 National Deviancy Conference hosted by Tesside University's Social Futures Institute.

Janet Garcia has been awarded the 2014 ASC Graduate Fellowship for Ethnic Minorities

Jody Miller and Kathleen Daly were selected as Fellows of the American Society of Criminology for the 2014-2015 conference year.

Hillary Potter was elected to the position of AC Executive Counselor for the 2014-2015 conference year.

Callie Burt was awarded a DuBois Fellowship for Race, Gender, Crime, and Justice from the National Institute of Justice for 2014-2015. And, she will receive the 2014 Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the ASC in November.

Walter DeKeseredy received the 2014 Critical Criminal Justice Scholar Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Critical Criminal Justice Section.

Susan Sharp received the first Women's & Gender Studies Faculty Research Award at the University of Oklahoma

Alesha Durfee has been named the Graduate Director of the Gender Studies Ph.D. program at Arizona State University.

Several DWC members also have upcoming publications:

Gail Caputo has a new book coming out in July entitled A Halfway House for Women from Northeastern University Press. The book provides the first in-depth analysis of women’s experiences in half-way houses.

Kate Henne has a new article (with Emily Troshynski), "Mapping the Margins of Intersectionality: Criminological Possibilities in a Transnational World," in Theoretical Criminology. It has been selected for inclusion in the Theoretical Criminology Editor's Choice Collection on Race and Ethnicity (so it's free to access for a bit!) The link to the collection is:

The second edition of Stacy Mallicoat’s book, Women and Crime: A Text Reader, will be published in September by Sage Publications. Congrats Stacy!

Walter DeKeseredy has several new publications:

DeKeseredy, W.S., & Dragiewicz, M. (2014). "Woman Abuse in Canada: Sociological Reflections on the Past, Suggestions for the Future." Violence Against Women. DOI: 10.177/107780121452135.

DeKeseredy, W.S. (2014). "Thinking Critically About Campus-Based Self-Defense Programs: A Response to Christine Gidycz." Trauma, Violence, and Abuse. DOI: 10.1177/1524838014521024.

DeKeseredy, W.S., & Dragiewicz, M. (Eds.). (2014). Critical Criminology. London: Routledge.

DeKeseredy, W.S. (2015). "Patriarchy. Com: Adult Internet Pornography and the Abuse of Women." In C.M. Renzetti & R. Kennedy Bergen (Eds.),Understanding Diversity: Celebrating Difference, Challenging Inequality (pp. 186-199). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

DeKeseredy, W.S. (2014). "Women Are More Than Victims: Gender, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System." In R. Hayes & K. Luther (eds.), Teaching Criminology at the Intersection: A How-to-Guide for Teaching About Gender, Race, and Class. London: Routledge.

DeKeseredy, W.S. (2014). "Violence Against Women." In R. Atkinson (Ed.), Shades of Deviance: A Primer on Crime and Social Rule Breaking (pp. 234-236). London: Routledge.

DeKeseredy, W.S. (2014). "Separation/Divorce and Sexual Assault." In L. McOrmond Plummer, P. Eastseal, & J.Y. Levy-Peck (Eds.), Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Survivor Support and System Change (pp. 65-75). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Congrats are also in order for several DWCer’s who have accepted new positions:

Anne Kringen has accepted an Assistant Professor position in Criminal Justice position at the University of New Haven.

Kate Henne has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Melbourne in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Theory.

Jody Miller will serve as the inaugural Visiting Professor in Residence in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California-Irvine in 2015.

Walter DeKeseredy has been named the Director of the new Research Center on Violence at West Virginia University. More information on the Center is available at this website The web site will be more detailed near the end of the summer.

Hillary Potter has moved to the Department of Ethnic Studies at University of Colorado at Boulder (she was previously in the Department of Sociology).