Jocelyn Hollander studies gender and interaction, including the social construction of gender, accountability, resistance, language and talk, and gendered violence. She is currently Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon. Her recent empirical research focuses on the effects of women’s self-defense training for preventing violence and empowering women.
Her scholarly research has been published in Gender & Society, Violence Against Women, Social Problems, Feminism & Psychology, Symbolic Interaction, Sociological Forum, Social Psychology Quarterly, Teaching Sociology, as well as a range of edited books and handbooks. With Judith Howard and Daniel Renfrow, she is the author of Gendered Situations, Gendered Selves: A Gender Lens on Social Psychology (2nd edition, Rowman & Littlefield, 2007). She is also an empowerment self-defense instructor and teaches women’s self-defense at the University of Oregon.