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Sex, Gender and Justice

CSSJgenderjusticeThe research, scholarship, and creative activity of the members of the Sex, Gender, and Justice Division of the Center focus on questions relating to power, fairness, and equity based on or related to sex and gender difference.   Issues of interest to the Division Fellows include: gender in a social and cultural context; masculinity and violence; gender and the research encounter; gender and division of household labor; sex, gender, and corporate governance; selective enforcement of laws based on sex and gender; the social construction of gender and how it affects domestic violence interventions; and the influence of interactions among gender, race/ethnicity, and class on women’s social networks and resources and their experiences with post-incarceration adaptation. Fellows in the Division include faculty members teaching in the College of Law and the Modern Foreign Languages and Literature, Psychology, Sociology, and Women’s Studies departments.

Representative Publications

  • Scroggins, J. & Bui, H. N. (2013). Men’s Network Relationships and Reentry Experiences. In M. S. Crow & J. Smykla (Eds.), Offender Reentry: 21st Century Issues. Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Bui, H. N. (2011). Women’s Reentry Experiences: Resources from Network Relationships. In Roslyn Muraskin (Ed.), It’s A Crime: Women and Justice, Fifth Edition (pp. 445-468). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
  • Bui, H. N. & Morash, M. (2010). The Impact of Network Relationships, Prison Experiences, and Internal Transformation on Women’s Success after Prison Release. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 49, 1-22.
  • Heminway, Joan MacLeod & Sarah White, (2009).  WANTED: Female Corporate Directors (a review of Professor Douglas M. Branson’s No Seat at the Table), 29 Pace Law Rev. 249.
  • Heminway,  Joan MacLeod  (2008).  Female Investors and Securities Fraud: Is the Reasonable Investor a Woman?, 15 William & Mary Journal of Women & Law. 291.
  • Heminway, Joan MacLeod.  (2007).  Martha Stewart’s Legal Troubles.  Carolina Academic Press 2007.
  • Jacobs, Becky S. (forthcoming).Unbound by Theory and Naming: Survival Feminism and the Women of the South African Victoria Mxenge Housing and Development Association, UCLA Women’s Law Journal.
  • Klenk, Rebecca M. 2004.  Seeing Ghosts. Ethnography 5(2): 229-47.
  • Klenk, Rebecca M. 2004.  ‘Who is the Developed Woman?’  Women in Development Discourse, Kumaon, India.  Development and Change 35(1): 57-78.
  • Jana Morgan, Rosario Espinal, and Jonathan Hartlyn. 2008. “Gender Politics in the Dominican Republic: Advances for Women, Ambivalence from Men.” Politics & Gender. Volume 4. Issue 1, pp. 35-63.
  • Presser, Lois.  2008.  Been a Heavy Life: Stories of Violent Men Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.
  • Judkins, Brooke, and Lois Presser.  2008.  “Division of Eco-Friendly Household Labor and the Marital Relationship.”  Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 25(6):923-941.
  • Presser, Lois.  2006.  “‘I’ll Come Back and Stalk You’: Contradictions of Advocacy and Research For Women Criminologists.”  Women & Criminal Justice 17(4): 19-36.
  • Sharma, Madhuri. 2014. “Peoples’ Perceptions on Housing Market Elements in Knoxville, Tennessee.” Southeastern Geographer. 54(2):xx-xx [In press]
  • Sharma, Madhuri. 2007. “Joint Forest Management in India: Who Gains, Who Loses?” In Reflections on City, Society, and Planning: Felicitations in Honor of Professor Ashok K. Dutt Vol. III, Concept: New Delhi, India, Eds. B. Thakur, G. Pomeroy, C. Cusack, and S. K. Thakur: 304-326.
  • K.S. Murali, Madhuri Sharma, R. Jagannadha Rao, Indu K. Murthy, and N. H. Ravindranath. 2000. “Status of Participatory Forest Management in India: An Analysis of Forest Management and Community Forestry in India” In An Ecological and Institutional Assessment, Oxford & IBH Publishing Co., New Delhi, India, Eds. N. H. Ravindranath, K.S. Murali and K.C Malhotra: 25-58.
  • Isgro, Kirsten, Maria Stehle, and Beverly Weber. “From Sex Shacks to Mega-Brothels: the Politics of Anti-Trafficking and the 2006 World Cup,” under review.
  • Stehle, Maria. “Psycho-Geography as Teaching Tool: Troubled Travels Through an Experimental First Year Seminar,” InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, Volume 4, Issue 2, 2008, online journal.
  • Stehle, Maria. “A Transnational Travelogue: Borders, Misunderstandings, and the Telecafés in Berlin.” Women in German Yearbook 21 (2005), pp. 36-61.