Department of Criminology

James W. Messerschmidt Ph.D.

Professor and Chair
James Messerschmidt

Office Location

120 Bedford Street, Portland Campus

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2017

By appointment



Academic Degrees

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


James W. Messerschmidt received his Ph.D. from the Criminology Institute in the Department of Sociology at the University of Stockholm, Sweden. He teaches White-Collar Crime, Gender and Crime, and Political Crime. His research interests focus on the interrelation of gender, race, class, sexuality and crime.

Recent Publications

Forthcoming Publications:

"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, 2016.


Masculinities in the Making: From the Local to the Global, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

Criminology: A Sociological Approach (with Piers Beirne), 6th Edition (NY: Oxford University Press, 2015)

Crime as Structured Action: Doing Masculinity, Race, Class, Sexuality, and Crime. Second Edition. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

Articles and Chapters:

"Masculinities as Structured Action." Invited chapter for C.J. Pascoe and Tristan Bridges (eds.), Exploring Masculinities, 270-300.  Oxford University Press, 2015.

"Masculinities and Crime." (with Stephen Tomsen).  Invited chapter for Francis T. Cullen et. al., (eds.), Sisters in Crime Revisited: Bringing Gender into Criminology.  In Honor of Freda Adler, 281-301.  Oxford University Press, 2015.

"Hegemonic Masculinities and the "Selling" of War: Lessons from George W. Bush."  Rethinking Transnational Men: Beyond, Between, and Within Nations, edited by Jeff Hearn, Marina Blagojevic and Katherine Harrison. (NY: Routledge, 2013).