Jocelyn Hollander is a professor of sociology at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on gender and interaction, including the social construction of gender, accountability, resistance, language and talk, and gendered violence. Her current project focuses on the effects of women’s self-defense training for preventing violence and empowering women. 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. She holds a B.A. in Linguistics from Stanford University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington. She has been a visiting professor through the Northwest Council of Study Abroad in Angers, France, and Siena, Italy.