Meda Chesney-Lind

Meda Chesney-Lind, Ph.D. teaches Women’s Studies at the University of Hawaii.  Nationally recognized for her work on women and crime, her testimony before Congress resulted in national support of gender responsive programming for girls in the juvenile justice system.   In 2013, the Western Society of Criminology named an award after her honoring “significant contributions to the fields of gender, crime and justice” and made her the inaugural recipient.  Most recently, she has been elected President of the American Society of Criminology; her term will begin in 2019.