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Molly Dragiewicz is Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University in Southport, Australia. Dragiewicz is an internationally award-winning criminologist who studies violence and gender. She is currently researching technology-facilitated coercive control, domestic violence in the context of post-separation parenting, and complex trauma. Dragiewicz won the 2019 Saltzman Award for Contributions to Practice from the American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime; 2018 Domestic Violence Prevention Leadership Award from the Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast; 2017 Robert Jerin Book of the Year Award for Abusive endings: Separation and divorce violence against women from the American Society of Criminology Division on Victimology; 2012 Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the American Society of Criminology Division on Critical Criminology; 2009 New Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime; and Queensland University of Technology Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award in 2016. Dragiewicz is highly involved in interdisciplinary, applied, collaborative research with community organisations working to end violence against women. She is a frequently invited speaker and trainer for judicial officers, lawyers, first-responders, domestic violence advocates, and universities. Dragiewicz founded Australia’s first interdisciplinary graduate certificate in domestic violence and created and convenes the Brisbane Domestic Violence Research Student Network (BDVRSN). Dragiewicz serves on the Board of Queensland’s Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Unit. She is also a Steering Committee Member for the Family Law Pathways Network Gold Coast. Dragiewicz is a Research Associate at the Research Center on Violence at West Virginia University and the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children at the University of Western Ontario. Dragiewicz is author of Abusive endings: Separation and divorce violence against women (2017, University of California Press) and Equality with a vengeance: Men’s rights groups, battered women, and antifeminist backlash (2011, Northeastern University Press). She is editor of Global human trafficking: Critical issues and contexts (2015, Routledge); co-editor of The Routledge handbook of critical criminology)(2nd ed 2018, Routledge); Critical criminology: Critical concepts in criminology: Vol1-IV. (2015, Routledge); and The Routledge handbook of critical criminology (2012, Routledge) with Walter DeKeseredy. She has published over 70 journal articles, book chapters, and research reports. She has received over $680,000 of competitive research funding in Australia and Canada, including funds from Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS), The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), the eSafety Commission, Fulbright, QUT, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ontario Women’s Directorate, and Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General.
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS
- Member, Griffith Criminology InstitituteGriffith University, Australia1 Aug 2020
- Member, Violence Research and Prevention ProgramGriffith University, Tugun, Australia1 Aug 2019
- Member, Gold Coast Domestic and Family Violence Research and Practice GroupGriffith University, Australia1 Aug 2019
- Research Associate, Research Center on ViolenceWest Virginia University, Morgantown, United States1 Jan 2008
- Research Associate, Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & ChildrenUniversity of Western Ontario, Canada1 Jan 2020
- Advisory Board MemberDomestic and Family Violence Death Review Unit, Queensland, Australia10 Feb 2020
- Steering Committee MemberFamily Law Pathways Network Gold Coast, Tugun, Australia1 Jan 2018
- Editorial Board MemberViolence Against Women: An International Journal1 Jan 2020
- Editorial Board MemberJournal of Social Criminology1 Jan 2009
- PhD, Cultural StudiesGeorge Mason University, USA
- MPhil, Women's StudiesUniversity of Western Australia, Australia
- BA (Honors)University of Arizona, United States