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Jocelyn Hollander

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-5510
  • Office: 616 PLC
  • Office Hours: S23: Monday 1:00-3:00 and by appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Interests: Gender, Social Psychology and Interaction, Qualitative Approaches
  • Website: Website
  • 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

  • sociological gender theory
  • sexual violence prevention
  • empowerment self-defense training
  • language and talk

Teaching Areas

  • gender
  • pedagogy
  • sociological research methods
  • gender-based violence
  • sociology of happiness
  • empowerment self-defense

Selected Publications

2021     Hollander, Jocelyn A. “Unsettling Gender: Empowerment Self-Defense Training and Interactional Expectations.” Revue des Sciences Sociales 65:56-65.

2020     Hollander, Jocelyn A., and Jeanine Cunningham*. “Empowerment Self-Defense Training in a Community Population.” Psychology of Women Quarterly 44(2):187-202.

 2018     Hollander, Jocelyn A. “Interactional Accountability.” Pp. 173-184 in The Handbook of the Sociology of Gender, edited by Barbara J. Risman, Carissa Froyum, and William J. Scarborough. Springer.

2018     Hollander, Jocelyn A. “Empowerment Self-Defense.” Pp. 221-244 in Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Resistance: Theory, Research and Practice, edited by Lindsay M. Orchowski and Christine A. Gidycz. Elsevier.

2018     Hollander, Jocelyn A. “Women’s Self-Defense and Sexual Assault Resistance: The State of the Field.” Sociology Compass 12(8):e12597.

2016     Hollander, Jocelyn A. “The Importance of Self-Defense Training for Sexual Violence Prevention.” Feminism & Psychology 26(2): 207-226.

2016     Pascoe, C.J., and Jocelyn A. Hollander. “Good Guys Don’t Rape: Gender, Domination, and Mobilizing Rape.” Gender & Society 30(1): 67-79.

2014     Hollander, Jocelyn A., and Miriam Abelson*. “Language and Talk.” Pp. 181-206 in Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality, edited by Jane McLeod, Michael Schwalbe, and Edward Lawler. Springer. (invited chapter)

2014     Hollander, Jocelyn A., and Katie Rodgers*. “Constructing Victims: The Erasure of Women’s Resistance to Sexual Assault.” Sociological Forum 29(2):342-364.

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.