Department of Criminology

James W. Messerschmidt Ph.D.

Professor and Chair
James Messerschmidt

Office Location

300C Payson Smith Hall, Portland Campus

Faculty Office Hours Summer 2019

By appointment

Phone

207-780-4753

Academic Degrees

  • B.S. Portland State University 1973
  • M.S. San Diego State University 1976
  • Ph.D. University of Stockholm 1979

Profile

James W. Messerschmidt is Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Criminology Department.  He received his Ph.D. from the Criminology Institute in the Department of Sociology at the University of Stockholm, Sweden. He has published 14 books and over 75 refereed journal articles and book chapters and he teaches White-Collar Crime, Gender and Crime, and Political Crime. His research interests focus on: gender, masculinities, and sexualities; criminology, youth crime, and violence; and political sociology.

Recent Publications

Books:

Masculinities and Crime: A Quarter Century of Theory and Research, 25-Year Anniversary Edition.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Gender Reckonings: New Social Theory and Research. Edited by James W. Messerschmidt, Pat Martin, Michael Messner, and Raewyn Connell. New York: New York University Press, 2018.

Hegemonic Masculinity: Formulation, Reformulation, and Amplification. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Articles and Chapters:

"The Salience of 'Hegemonic Masculinity'." Men and Masculinities, 22 (1) 2019:85-91.

"Osama Bin Laden and His Jihadist Global Hegemonic Masculinity" (with Achim Rohde). Gender & Society, 32 (5): 2018: 663-685. https://doi.org/10.1177/0891243218770358  Nominated for the 2019 Sociology of Sex and Gender Distinguished Article Award, American Sociological Association.

“Hegemonic, Non-Hegemonic, and “New” Masculinities” (with Michael Messner). Invited chapter for Gender Reckonings: New Social Theory and Research. Edited by James W. Messerschmidt, Pat Martin, Michael Messner, and Raewyn Connell. New York: New York University Press, 2018.

"Masculinities and Crime" (with Stephen Tomsen).  Invited chapter for W. DeKeseredy and M. Dragiewicz eds.  Handbook of Critical Criminology, Second Edition.  NY: Routledge, 2018.

"Multiple Masculinities." Invited chapter for Barbara Risman et. al, (eds).  Handbook of Sociology of Gender. New York: Springer, 2018.

"Trump and the Politics of Fluid Masculinities" (with Tristan Bridges).  In Men's Lives 10th edition, edited by Michael Kimmel and Michael Messner.  New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2018.

 Current Projects:

"Becoming Genderqueer: Routine, Reflexivity, and the Fluidity of Gender Practice" (with Pat Martin and Tristan Bridges). This paper is currently under revision for eventual publication in the journal Sociological Theory.

"From Unethical to Ethical Heteromasculinities: Adolescent Boys, Sexual Ethics, and Sexual Violence Prevention"

"The Men of #MeToo: Masculinities, Sexual Ethics, and Engaging Men in Sexual Violence Prevention" (with Michael Flood).

"Masculinities and Interpersonal Violence: Theory, Research, and Social Change" (with Stephen Tomsen). Invited chapter for Emerald Handbook on Criminology, Feminism and Social Change. Edited by S. Walklate, K. Fitz-Gibbon, JM Maher, and J. McCulloch. (West Yorkshire, UK: Emerald Publishing).