Women and Gender Studies Program

Prof. Wendy Chapkis Elected Chair of the Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco Division of the ASA

Prof. Wendy Chapkis

In June, Professor Chapkis was a plenary speaker (together with USM Criminology professor James Messerschmidt) at the Center for Sex, Gender and Sexualities' summer institute at Durham University in England; Dr. Chapkis discussed the intersections of gender and drug policy reform in the United States.  She also recently published an article on that subject in the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations: "The Trouble with Mary Jane's Gender: Sexuality and Gender in the Marijuana Reform Movement" (Summer 2013: 76-93).  In August, she presented a paper on "Popular Culture and 'Stoner' Stereotyping: Collisions of Race, Class and Gender" at the annual meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and a paper on "Marijuana Legalization and Medicalization" at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association.  She was just elected Chair of the Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco Division of the American Sociological Association.