Department of Criminology

James W. Messerschmidt Ph.D.

Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Sociology
James Messerschmidt

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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 Emeritus of Sociology.  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. His research interests focus on: cognitive sociology; inequalities and intersectionality; 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:

“Becoming a Super-Masculine ‘Cool Guy’: Reflexivity, Dominant and Hegemonic Masculinities, and Sexual Violence.” Boyhood Studies, 13 (2) (2020): 20-35.

“And Now the Rest of the Story…: A Critical Reflection on Paechter (2018) and Hamilton et.al (2019).” Women’s Studies International Forum, 82 (September-October 2020): 1-10.

“Masculinities and Interpersonal Violence” (with Stephen Tomsen). Invited chapter for The Emerald Handbook of Feminism, Criminology and Social Change. Edited by S.  Walklate, K. Fitz-Gibbon, J. Maher, and J. McCullouch, pp. 185-202. (Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing 2020).

“Hidden in Plain Sight: On the Omnipresence of Hegemonic Masculinities.” Masculinities: A Journal of Identity and Culture, 12, 2020: 14-29.

"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:

“Donald Trump, Dominating Masculine Necropolitics, and Covid-19”

“Routine, Reflexivity, and the Fluidity of Gender Practice: Toward a New Conceptualization” (with Tristan Bridges and Pat Martin).