Meda Chesney-Lind is Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Hawaii, and a B.A. Summa Cum Laude from Whitman College.
Nationally recognized for her work on women and crime, her books include Girls, Delinquency and Juvenile Justice, The Female Offender: Girls, Women and Crime, Female Gangs in America, Invisible Punishment, Girls, Women and Crime, and Beyond Bad Girls: Gender Violence and Hype. She has just finished an edited collection on trends in girls’ violence, entitled Fighting for Girls: Critical Perspectives on Gender and Violence, published by SUNY Press.
Dr. Chesney-Lind is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology and the Western Society of Criminology.
She has been on the Women’s Studies faculty at the University of Hawaii since 1986, and also serves on the graduate faculty in the Department of Sociology. She also holds appointments as an adjunct professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, University of Illinois-Chicago, and a Senior Research Fellow in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Program at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.