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WSC presents the first Meda Chesney-Lind Award

The Western Society of Criminology has presented Professor Meda Chesney-Lind with a new award named in her honor. The Meda Chesney-Lind Award recognizes “significant contributions to scholarship or activism on the intersection of women and crime.” The inaugural award to … Continue reading

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“Expert disputes girls’ crime wave”

“Expert disputes girls’ crime wave” By Simon Collins, The New Zealand Herald November 29, 2012 A world expert on women and crime says a “moral panic” about violent girls is seeing more of them arrested and jailed, even though evidence … Continue reading

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Chesney-Lind on women’s rights

Professor Chesney-Lind was one of the speakers at a rally calling for an end to the Republican’s “War on Women”. The rally was at the Hawaii State Capitol on Saturday, April 28, 2012. This is an unedited video of her … Continue reading

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Chesney-Lind to keynote 2012 meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology

Dr. Meda Chesney-Lind is one of the first keynote speakers invited to participate in the 25th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology. The meeting is being hosted by the University of Auckland and Auckland University … Continue reading

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Video available of special appearances

Online video of several of Dr. Chesney-Lind’s lectures are now available, courtesy of the sponsoring institutions and organizations. Talking Gangs. UCLA, 2011. sponsored by the UCLA Department of Social Welfare in the School of Public Affairs. Part of a year-long … Continue reading

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Chesney-Lind new director of UH Women’s Studies Program

Professor Media Chesney-Lind became director of the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa on August 1, 2011. The program, which was launched nearly 40 years ago, currently offers both undergraduate and graduate classes, an undergraduate major, … Continue reading

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Women of color fastest growing segment of American prison population

Professor Chesney-Lind was quoted in an article by Julianne Hing from ColorLines.com, which was redistributed by Truthout.org (“Jezebels, Welfare Queens, and Now, Criminally Bad Black Moms”). In the last 20 years, women of color have become the fastest growing segment … Continue reading

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Commencement Address, Whitman College: May 22, 2011

But What Was It Like for Women? The Art of the Dumb Question By Meda Chesney-Lind, Ph.D. Professor, Women’s Studies University of Hawaii at Manoa Read the full text below Thank you very much President Bridges. Congratulations to the class … Continue reading

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Chesney-Lind to give commencement address at Whitman College

Dr. Chesney-Lind has been selected as commencement speaker for Whitman College‘s Spring Commencement ceremony on May 22, according to an announcement this week by President George Bridges. Whitman, founded in 1882, is an independent, co-educational, non-sectarian residential liberal arts and … Continue reading

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Dr. Chesney-Lind survived the 1947 Woodward, Oklahoma twister

Reading about the latest series of deadline tornadoes to hit Oklahoma is an emotional experience for Dr. Chesney-Lind, who survived a hit by one of that state’s deadliest tornadoes when she was just a few months old. What still ranks … Continue reading

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