- Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz
- Associate Professor
Faculty of Law,
School of Justice
- Discipline *
- Criminology, Law, Other Studies in Human Society
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- Identifiers and profiles
PhD in Cultural Studies (Other)
- Professional memberships
- Peer Assessor Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) 2014-present
- Research Associate Research Center on Violence West Virginia University 2014-present
- International Research Associate Centre for Gender Related Violence Studies The University of New South Wales 2012 – present
- Research Associate Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children University of Western Ontario 2008 – present
- American Society of Criminology,
- Division on Women and Crime
- Division on Critical Criminology and Social Justice
- Division on People of Color and Crime
- Communities Against Violence Network (CAVNET)
- International Consortium for Feminist Research on Antifeminist Movements (FEMRAM)
domestic violence, technology, family law, gender, feminist, criminology, violence against women, child custody, DMRC, CJRC
Molly Dragiewicz is Associate Professor in the School of Justice, Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. She launched QUT’s first domestic violence elective unit in 2015 and developed and serves as Course Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence since 2016. Dragiewicz is author of Abusive endings: Separation and divorce violence against women (2017). with Walter DeKeseredy and Martin Schwartz Equality with a vengeance: Men’s rights groups, battered women, and antifeminist backlash (2011), editor of Global human trafficking: Critical issues and contexts (2015), and co-editor of The Routledge handbook of critical criminology (2012), The Routledge handbook of critical criminology 2nd edition (2018),and The Routledge major works collection: Critical criminology (2014) with Walter DeKeseredy. Dragiewicz received the Robert Jerin Book of the Year Award for Abusive endings: Separation and divorce violence against women. American Society of Criminology, Division on Victimology, the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the American Society of Criminology Division on Critical Criminology in 2012 and the New Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime in 2009, and the QUT Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award in 2016.
- JSB286 Domestic Violence (undergraduate)
- JSN201 Dynamics of Domestic Violence (postgraduate)
Domestic Violence: Unheard Voices. Moderated by ABC Radio National’s Paul Barclay and recorded for later broadcast on Big Ideas. Caxton Legal Centre and QUT Law Faculty. September 29, 2016. Brisbane, QLD.
Social Ecology of Domestic Violence. Queensland Police Service District Officer, Domestic and Family Violence Workshop. May 25, 2016. Brisbane, QLD.
Sex Differences in Domestic Violence: Recent Research. Legal Aid Queensland. May 13, 2014. Brisbane, QLD.
Sex Differences in Domestic Violence: Recent Research. Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research. February 4, 2014. Mackay, QLD.
National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2010: New Knowledge and Unanswered Questions. Researcher-Practitioner Discourse on Initiatives to End Violence Against Women webinar, hosted by the Battered Women’s Justice Project & PreventConnect, May 16, 2012. Available at: https://sites.google.com/site/mollydragiewicz/notes-on-nisvs-webinar
Violence and gender in the Canadian context. Enhancing Muskoka’s Response to Domestic Violence Conference. Muskoka Domestic Violence Review Team. March, 24, 2011. Port Carling, ON.
Research on Sex, Gender, & Violence: What Practitioners Should Know. Plenary address for the Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan. November 4, 2010. Pontiac, MI.
Patriarchy as a Contributing Factor to Violence Against Women. The West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence Board of Directors Meeting. July 8, 2010. Cairo, WV.
Woman Abuse as Gendered Violence. The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region, Waterloo Region Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Treatment Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Social Work, Faculty of Arts, and Women’s Studies Program. February 2, 2010. Kitchener, ON.
Abuse Does Not Equal Love. A Campus/Community Event on Violence and Abuse sponsored by the UOIT/DC Women’s Resource Centre, Bethesda House, Denise House, Herizon House, and The Women’s Multicultural Resource and Counselling Centre, November 24, 2009. Oshawa, ON.
Lawsuits Against Battered Women’s Shelters: Implications for Safety. Presentation to the Medical Society of the District of Columbia Task Force on Family Violence. November 17, 2009.
Research Documenting the Contribution of Patriarchy to Domestic Violence. Battered Women’s Justice Project & University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service Series: Researcher/Practitioner Dialogues on Violence Against Women. October 21, 2009.
Critique of Research Supporting A Gender-Neutral Perspective of Relationship Violence. Durham Region’s Intimate-Relationship Violence Empowerment Network (DRIVEN) 4th Annual Forum: The Backlash against a Gender-Based Perspective of Relationship Violence. October 2, 2009. Whitby, ON.
Men’s Rights Groups’ Lawsuits against Battered Women’s Shelters, with Nancy Lemon and Kristine Lizdas. Jewish Women International’s National Alliance to end Domestic Abuse Teleconference. June 18, 2009.
Backlash against Feminism. First Annual Canadian Conference on the Prevention of Domestic Homicides. June 15, 2009. London, ON.
Getting Men Involved in Anti-Violence Work: Current Practices. Durham Region Violence Prevention Coordinating Committee Training: A Call to Men with Tony Porter. March 12, 2009. Whitby, ON.
Gender, Justice and Violence. Durham Region Intimate-Relationship Violence Empowerment Network Community Meeting & Training. October 21, 2008. Whitby, ON.
Why Gender Neutral Does Not Equal Gender Justice in Domestic Violence. Plenary Address. Our Changing Times: Advocacy at the Crossroads. California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Annual Membeship Meeting and Training Institute. September 8, 2008. San Pedro, CA.
Panelist, Preventing Courts from Giving Custody to Abusers: An Interactive Discussion of How to Fix the Custody Court System. National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 30th Anniversary Conference. July 21, 2008. Washington, DC.
Sex, Gender, and Bias: Why Sex, Gender, and Sexism Still Matter for Battered Women. National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 30th Anniversary Conference. July 22, 2008. Washington, DC.
Why Gender Neutral Does Not Equal Gender Justice: What Battered Women’s Advocates Need to Know. Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women Audio Conference. May 22, 2008.
“A Discussion of Gender and Domestic Violence: Is Domestic Violence a Gender Issue? What You Need to Know about the Research and the Reality,” keynote speech sponsored by the Erie County Coalition Against Family Violence. March 25, 2008, Buffalo, NY.
Why Gender Neutral Does Not Equal Gender Justice in Domestic Violence.” Justice at Lunch Series, Faculty of Criminology, Justice, and Policy Studies. University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. November 20, 2007.
“What the Research Really Says about Violence and Gender: Tools for Practitioners.” Women’s Multicultural Resource and Counseling Centre Violence Against Women Awareness Month Community Workshop. November 12, 2007. Ajax, Ontario, Canada.
“Parental Alienation Syndrome: What Does it Matter for Battered Women and Their Children?” With Joan Zorza. Jewish Women International Teleconference. November 1, 2007.
“Backlash: Underlying Social Policy, Claims, and Research.” Domestic Violence Resource Network Critical Issues Meeting. October 22, 2007. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“Proponents of ‘Shared Parenting’: What the Research Can and Cannot Tell Us.” Coalition Advocates and Attorneys Network Annual Meeting. May 3, 2007. Los Angeles, California.
“Anti-Feminist Father’s Rights Activism.” Feminism NOW radio interview, March 3, 2007. WUNH. Durham, New Hampshire.
“The Anti-Feminist Father’s Rights Movement.” Coalition Advocates and Attorneys Network Annual Meeting. April 8-9, 2005. New Orleans, Louisiana.
“Sex Asymmetry in Domestic Violence: VAWA and Beyond.” Coalition Advocates and Attorneys Network Annual Meeting. April 8-9, 2005. New Orleans, Louisiana.
“Domestic Violence in the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Community.” Luncheon discussion for students and faculty. Women’s Studies Research and Resource Center, George Mason University. March 6, 2002. Fairfax, Virginia.
- DeKeseredy WS, Dragiewicz MA, Schwartz MD, (2017) Abusive endings: Separation and divorce violence against women (Gender and Justice) p1-248
- Dragiewicz MA, (2015) Global human trafficking: critical issues and contexts, Routledge
- DeKeseredy WS, Dragiewicz MA, (2014) Critical criminology [Critical Concepts in Criminology series], Routledge
- DeKeseredy W, Dragiewicz M, (2012) Routledge handbook of critical criminology, Routledge
- Dragiewicz M, (2011) Equality with a vengeance: Men's rights groups, battered women, and antifeminist backlash p1-168
- Dragiewicz MA, Burgess JE, (2016) Domestic violence on #qanda: The 'man' question in live Twitter discussion on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Q&A, Canadian Journal of Women and the Law p211-229
- Dragiewicz MA, Mann RM, (2016) Special edition: Fighting feminism - organised opposition to women's rights; Guest editors' introduction, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy p1-5
- Dragiewicz MA, Barkwell C, (2016) Luke's place: An innovative program for assisting abused mothers post-separation, Domestic violence, abuse, and child custody: Legal strategies and policy issues (Volume II) p11:1-11:17
- Dragiewicz MA, Tyzack J, (2018) Interview with the Right Honourable Diana Bryant, Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia, Trends in the judiciary: Interviews with judges across the globe, Volume Three (Interviews with Global Leaders in Policing, Courts, and Prisons) p69-80
- DeKeseredy WS, Hall-Sanchez A, Dragiewicz MA, Rennison C, (2016) Intimate violence against women in rural communities, The Routledge international handbook of rural criminology p171-179
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.
Awards and recognition
- Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
- Reference year
- Critical Criminologist of the Year Award, American Society of Criminology, Division on Critical Criminology
- Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
- Reference year
- New Scholar Award, American Society of Criminology, Division on Women and Crime
Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)
- Constructions of Complex Trauma and Implications for Women's Wellbeing and Safety from Violence
- Primary fund type
- CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
- Project ID
- Start year
violence and gender
domestic violence and family law
technology facilitated domestic violence
representations of crime and justice
social stratification and crime
- Everyday Violence: Women's Experiences of Unwanted Interactions on Tinder
PhD, Principal Supervisor
Other supervisors: Associate Professor Nicolas Suzor, Dr Elija Cassidy
- The Negotiation of Sexual Consent Between Same-Sex Attracted Women
PhD, Principal Supervisor
Other supervisors: Professor Kerry Carrington, Dr Kelly Richards
- Social Media Activism and the Fight Against Forced Labour Exploitation: From Slacktivism to Active Participatiion to Effect Social Change
PhD, Principal Supervisor
Other supervisors: Dr Tim Highfield, Dr Erin O'Brien
- Strangulation in a Domestic Violence
Masters by Research, Principal Supervisor
Other supervisors: Dr Claire Ferguson
Completed supervisions (Doctorate)
- Human Trafficking in Vietnam: Preventing Crime and Protecting Victims Through Inter-Agency Cooperation (2017)