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 2018

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 65 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:

"Osama Bin Laden and His Jihadist Global Hegemonic Masculinity" (with Achim Rohde). Gender & Society, 32 (5): 2018. https://doi.org/10.1177/0891243218770358

“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.

“Masculinities and Femicide.” Invited contribution to Special Issue on “Femicide.” Qualitative Sociology Review, 13 (3): 70- 79, 2017.

“Adolescent Boys, Heteromasculinities, and Sexual Violence.” Invited contribution to Special Issue on “Violence in Schools.”CEPS Journal: Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal,7 (2): 113-126, 2017.

“Masculinities, Structure, and Hegemony” (with Stephen Tomsen). Invited chapter for Avi Brisman, Nigel South, and Eamonn Carrabine (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts. New York: Routledge, 2017.

“Masculinities, Crime, and Criminal Justice” (with Stephen Tomsen). Invited chapter for Michael Tonry (ed.) Oxford Handbooks Online. New York: Oxford University Press. 2017.

“Joan Acker and the Shift from Patriarchy to Gender.” (with Tristan Bridges) Gender, Work and Organization. 2017:1-3.  https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12226

 Current Project:

 “Routine, Reflexivity, or Both? Theorizing Gender Practice” (with Pat Martin and Tristan Bridges)