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Jocelyn Hollander

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-5510
  • Office: 616 PLC
  • Office Hours: Fall 2021: By appointment only
  • Affiliated Departments: Food Studies
  • Interests: Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction, Qualitative Approaches
  • Curriculum Vitae


Professor Hollander received her B.A. in Linguistics from Stanford in 1987. She received an M.A. in 1991 and a Ph.D. in 1997 from the University of Washington. She joined the University of Oregon faculty in 1997. Professor Hollander is currently engaged in research on self-defense training and the prevention of violence against women.

Research Interests

  • the social construction of gender
  • women's self-defense training
  • social psychological approaches to race, class, gender, and sexuality
  • language and discourse

Teaching Areas

  • gender
  • social psychology
  • violence against women
  • microsociological theory
  • sociology of food
  • pedagogy

Selected Publications

2014     Hollander, Jocelyn A. “Does Self-Defense Training Prevent Sexual Violence Against Women?” Violence Against Women 20(3):252-269.

2013     Hollander, Jocelyn A. “’I Demand More of People’: Interaction, Accountability, and Gender Change.” Gender & Society 27(1):5-29.

2011     Hollander, Jocelyn A., Judith A. Howard, and Daniel G. Renfrow. Gendered Situations, Gendered Selves: A Gender Lens on Social Psychology, 2nd edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

2004     Hollander, Jocelyn A.  “The Social Contexts of Focus Groups.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography  33(5): 602–637.

2002     Hollander, Jocelyn A. “Resisting Vulnerability: The Social Reconstruction of Gender in Interaction.” Social Problems 49:474-496.