James Messerschmidt


  • Portland State University 1969-1973 B.S.
  • San Diego State University 1975-1976 M.S.
  • University of Stockholm 1977-1979 Ph.D.

James W. Messerschmidt is Professor of Sociology and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine. He is the author of over fifty academic articles and book chapters as well as eleven books, most recently Criminology (with Piers Beirne), Sixth Edition (Oxford University Press, 2015), and Masculinities in the Making (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). Professor Messerschmidt teaches courses on gender and crime, white-collar crime, political crime, and introduction to women and gender studies. He is the recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Feminist Faculty Award from the Women and Gender Studies Program at the University of Southern Maine as well as 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award from San Diego State University for his distinguished scholarly contributions to sociology, criminology, and gender studies.