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News stories citing Dr. Chesney-Lind

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 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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“Fighting for Girls” receives 2010 PASS Award from NCCD

The National Council on Crime and Delinquency has selected “Fighting for Girls: New Perspectives on Gender and Violence,” edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and Nikki Jones, to receive one of its 2010 PASS Awards. According to NCCD: The PASS Awards (Prevention … Continue reading

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Berkeley Law School Symposium lands media coverage for girls’ issues

On March 11, 2011, the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice hosted “African American Girls and Young Women and the Juvenile Justice System: A Call to Action,” believed to be the first-ever convening in the United States devoted exclusively … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Watch: “Oklahoma laws foster incarceration rates”

Oklahoma imprisons more women in prison “than any other place on the globe,” according to a recent story by Barbara Palmer on Oklahoma Watch. The story quotes a number of criminologists, including Dr. Chesney-Lind. As the story notes, she was … Continue reading

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