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Alesha Durfee

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Biography

 

Alesha Durfee's research and teaching focus on domestic violence, social policy, and structural intersectionality, including mandatory arrest policies and civil protection orders. Her work has been published in journals such as Gender & Society, Violence Against Women, Feminist Criminology, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Family Violence, Journal of Marriage and Family, Politics & Society, Global Public Health, and  Feminist Teacher. She was the Associate Director for Graduate Studies for the School of Social Transformation from 2018-2019, the Graduate Director for Women and Gender Studies from 2014-2017, and is the President-Elect for the ASU Faculty Women's Association (President Spring 2020-Spring 2021).

She is currently working on a book manuscript, Domestic Violence and Structural Intersectionality: The Unintended and Collateral Consequences of "Victim-Friendly" U.S. Law and Policy. She received a writing fellowship (2019) from the Women's International Study Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico to work on the manuscript, and has presented parts of the book at the European Domestic Violence Conference, the University of New Mexico, and the University of California - Irvine School of Law (all 2019).

She has had two federal Researcher-Practitioner Partnership grants - one from the National Institute of Justice (2016-2018; with Mesa Municipal Court and the National Center for State Courts) to study institutional and contextual factors that influence protection order filing and issuance rates using both quantitative and qualitative data, and a second from the Center for Victim Research (2018-2019; with Mesa Municipal Court) to estimate victimization rates and the need for victimization services for Community Court defendants. Her passion is working with community partners to create practitioner-informed, policy-relevant research using mixed methods.

She previously had a National Science Foundation (2012-2014; with Dr. Jill Theresa Messing) to analyze legal mobilization among domestic violence survivors, including the decision to file for a protection order, how the legal system is perceived by domestic violence survivors, and the costs and benefits of filing for an order for survivors.

Other research projects include gender and community/problem-solving courts, protection order "cross filings", the arrest decision in cases of domestic violence reported to law enforcement, the consequences of mandatory and pro-arrest policies for domestic violence, the social construction of domestic violence victimization, and how gender influences how narratives of violence are constructed and interpreted in the justice system. She has also served as a guest co-editor (with Dr. Madelaine Adelman and Dr. Jill Theresa Messing) for a special issue of Violence Against Women on gender violence and transdisciplinarity. She is currently co-editing a book (with Dawn Gilpin) called CounterActivism: Arts-Based, Trauma-Informed Action for Comating Sexual Harassment and Violence, which draws on a multi-year initiative by the Herberger Institute to eradicate sexual violence on and off campus. 

She has been recognized as a "Badass Woman of ASU" (ASU HerStory Project), a "Catalyst" for helping to create a more inclusive and diverse campus (Committee for Campus Inclusion) a "Distinguished Mentor" (CLAS Residential College), and has been nominated for ASU Professor of the Year and the Centennial Professorship Award. In 2008 she received the Monalee Ewing Naming and Claiming Women's Space award for her contributions to undergraduate education at ASU and was also recognized in the "Hands of Change" calendar by the Intergroup Relations Center at ASU. She has led the School of Social Transformation's Clothesline Project since 2014 (https://sst.clas.asu.edu/clothesline-project). As a part of the project, she links students with campus and community organizations (such as domestic violence shelters and local schools) to do domestic violence education, outreach, and advocacy.

She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on domestic and sexual violence, social policy, quantitative and mixed-methods, and gender and crime. Prior to coming to ASU, she volunteered as a domestic violence victim advocate for the Seattle Police Department, and she continued her community service as a board member of the Purple Ribbon Council (a grassroots organization which works to prevent domestic violence through education and outreach). 

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Education
  • Ph.D. Sociology, University of Washington 
  • Graduate Certificate: Women Studies, University of Washington 
  • M.A. Sociology, University of Washington

 

Research Interests

Intimate partner violence, gender violence, social policy, social problems, gender and crime, feminist research methods (both quantitative and qualitative), structural intersectionality, mandatory arrest, civil protection orders, community and problem-solving courts.

Publications

Messing, Jill Theresa, Bagwell-Gray, Meredith, Brown, Megan Lindsey, Kappas, Andrea, & Durfee, Alesha (in press). Intersections of stalking and technology-based abuse: Emerging definitions, conceptualization, and measurement. Journal of Family Violence.

Costello, John* and Durfee, Alesha (accepted). Survivor-defined advocacy in the civil protection order process. Feminist Criminology.

Vega, Sujey, Durfee, Alesha, and Messing, Jill Theresa (accepted). Entre mujeres platicamos: The role of informal social networks among Latina survivors of intimate partner violence. Vera Lopez and Lisa Pasko (Eds.), Violando La Ley: Latinas in the Justice System. NYU Press.

Durfee, Alesha and Goodmark, Leigh (2019). Gender, protection orders, and intimate partner violence in later life: A study of protective filings in Arizona. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260519884688.

Durfee, Alesha and Goodmark, Leigh (2019). Is there a protective order to prison pipeline? Gendered dimensions of cross-petitions for protective orders. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma (special issue on Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10926771.2019.1685044.

Durfee, Alesha (2019). Gender, Victimization, and Victim Service Needs Among Community Court Defendants: Final Report. Center for Victim Research, The Urban Institute. https://ncvc.dspacedirect.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11990/1556/R2P%20F....

Durfee, Alesha and Goodmark, Leigh (2019). Re-envisioning protective orders for domestic violence. Ruth Fleury-Steiner, M. Kristen Hefner, and Susan L. Miller (Eds.), Civil Court Responses to Intimate Partner Violence. Cognella.

Wallin, Mikaela* and Durfee, Alesha. Firearm removal, judicial decision-making, and domestic violence protection orders. Violence and Gender. https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/vio.2019.0029. 

Durfee, Alesha (2018). Investigating the Impacts of Institutional and Contextual Factors on Protection Order Decision-Making: Final Summary Overview Report. National Institute of Justice, Grant no. 2015-IJ-CX-0013.

Durfee, Alesha (2017). Intimate Partner Violence. Claire M. Renzetti, Jeffrey L. Edelson, and Raquel Kennedy Bergen (Eds.), Sourcebook on Violence Against Women, 3rd Edition, pp. 109-134. Sage.

Messing, Jill Theresa, Vega, Sujey, and Durfee, Alesha (2017). Protection order use among Latina survivors of intimate partner violence. Feminist Criminology. 12(3): 199-223.

Durfee, Alesha and Fetzer, Matthew (2016). Offense type and the arrest decision in cases of intimate partner violence. Crime and Delinquency. 62(7): 954-977. doi: 10.1177/0011128714540277.

Durfee, Alesha (2016). Arresting girls for dating violence - The importance of considering intersectionality. In Susan F. Sharp, Susan Marcus-Mendoza, Kathleen A. Cameron, and Elycia S. Daniel-Roberson (Eds.), Across the Spectrum of Women and Crime: Theories, Offending, and the Criminal Justice System, pp. 55-75. Carolina Academic Press.

Durfee, Alesha (2016). Mandatory arrest policies for intimate partner violence. In Stacy Mallicoat (Ed.), Crime and Criminal Justice: Concepts and Controversies, pp. 174-176. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Durfee, Alesha (2015). “Usually it’s something in the writing": Reconsidering the narrative requirement for protection order petitions. University of Miami Race and Social Justice Law Review. 5(2): 469-484. http://repository.law.miami.edu/umrsjlr/vol5/iss2/22.

Messing, Jill Theresa, Mohr, Rebecca, & Durfee, Alesha (2015). Intimate partner violence and women’s experiences of grief. Child & Family Social Work. 20(1): 30-39. doi:10.1111/cfs.12051.

Katsulis, Yasmina, Durfee, Alesha, Lopez, Vera, and Robillard, Alyssa (2015). Predictors of Workplace Violence among Female Sex Workers in Tijuana, Mexico. Violence Against Women. 21(5): 571–597. doi: 10.1177/1077801214545283. 

Durfee, Alesha (2013). Mandatory arrest and intimate partner violence. In Stacy Mallicoat and Christine Gardiner (Eds.), Criminal Justice Policy, pp. 101-120. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 

Adelman, Madelaine, Durfee, Alesha, & Messing, Jill Theresa (2012). Guest Editors for special issue of Violence Against Women: Gender Violence and Transdisciplinarity.

Messing, Jill Theresa, Adelman, Madelaine, and Durfee, Alesha (2012). Gender violence and transdisciplinarity. Violence Against Women. 18: 641-652. doi: 10.1177/1077801212453982.

Durfee, Alesha and Messing, Jill Theresa (2012). Characteristics related to protection order use among victims of intimate partner violence. Violence Against Women. 18: 701-710. doi: 10.1177/1077801212454256.

Durfee, Alesha (2012). Situational ambiguity and gendered patterns of arrest for intimate partner violence. Violence Against Women. 18: 64-84. doi: 10.1177/1077801212437017.

Katsulis, Yasmina and Durfee, Alesha (2012). Prevalence and correlates of sexual risk behaviors among male and female sex workers in Tijuana, Mexico. Global Public Health. 7: 367-383. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2012.656672. 

Durfee, Alesha (2012). New Families, New Friends: A Conference on Phoenix Organizations Working to Help Latina Immigrants. Washington, DC: Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

Durfee, Alesha (2011). “I’m not a victim, she’s an abuser": Masculinity, victimization, and protection orders. Gender & Society. 25: 316-344. doi: 10.1177/0891243211404889.  

Katsulis, Yasmina, Lopez, Vera Durfee, Alesha, and Robillard, Alyssa (2010). Female sex workers and the social context of workplace violence in Tijuana, Mexico. Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 24: 344-362. doi: 10.1111/j.1548-1387.2010.01108. 

Durfee, Alesha (2010). The gendered paradox of victimization and agency in protection order filings. In Venessa Garcia and Janice E. Clifford (Eds.). Female victims of crime: Reality reconsidered, pp. 243-258. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Bareiss, Addy *, Woodbury, Alicia*, and Durfee, Alesha (2009). Children’s birthday parties: Welfare and constructions of motherhood in the United States. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, 11(2): 85-97. doi:

Durfee, Alesha (2009). Victim narratives, legal representation, and domestic violence civil protection orders. Feminist Criminology. 4: 7-31. doi: 10.1177/1557085108324961.

Durfee, Alesha and Rosenberg, Karen (2009). Teaching sensitive issues: Feminist pedagogy and the practice of Advocacy Based Counseling. Feminist Teacher. 19: 103-120. doi: 10.1353/ftr.0.0047. 

Durfee, Alesha (2007). Teaching Portfolio. In Daniel G. Renfrow (Ed.), Teaching Portfolios within the Discipline, 129-142. Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association.

Durfee, Alesha and Meyers, Marcia K. (2006). Who gets what from government? Distributional consequences of child care assistance policies. Journal of Marriage and the Family. 68(3): 733-748. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2006.00286.x.

Meyers, Marcia K. and Durfee, Alesha (2006). Who pays? The visible and invisible costs of child care. Politics and Society. 34: 109-128. doi: 10.1177/0032329205284759.

Joesch, Jutta, Maher, Erin, and Durfee, Alesha (2006). Child care arrangements for toddlers and preschoolers: Are they different for youngest children? Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 21: 253-266. doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2006.07.001. 

Durfee, Alesha and Karen Rosenberg (2004). Domestic Violence in the United States: Current Research, New Directions. In Kathleen Ferraro and JoAnn Miller (Eds.), Agenda for Social Justice Solutions, 2004. Society for the Study of Social Problems. http://www.sssp1.org/extras/Agenda_Soc_Just_2004.pdf.

Research Activity

Women's International Study Center (2019). Fellowship-in-Residence.

Center for Victim Research, Victim Researcher-and-Practitioner Fellowship (2019; Alesha Durfee, PI and Mesa Municipal Court, Co-PI). “Gender, Victimization, and Victim Services Needs among Community Court Defendants” ($14,983). 

Arizona State University, Institute for Social Science Research (2019; Alesha Durfee, PI). Course Development Grant for “Mixed Methods for Social Science Research”. ($4,523). 

Arizona State University, Institute for Social Science Research (2017; Alesha Durfee, PI). Seed grant for “The Role of Social and Electronic Media in Intimate Partner Violence Among Teens and Young Adults.” (declined due to extension of NIJ grant).

National Institute of Justice, Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships (2016-2018; Alesha Durfee, PI, Mesa Municipal Court and National Center for State Courts, co-PIs). “Investigating the Impacts of Institutional and Contextual Factors on Protection Order Decision-Making” ($369,928). Grant no. 2015-IJ-CX-0013. 

Arizona State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2016, Cristian Torres* and Alesha Durfee, faculty mentor). Undergraduate Summer Enrichment (USE) Grant ($2,000). 

Arizona State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2015, Alesha Durfee, PI). Undergraduate Summer Enrichment (USE) Grant ($2,726).

National Science Foundation, Law and Social Sciences (2012-2014; Alesha Durfee, PI and Jill Theresa Messing, co-PI). "Legal Mobilization and Intimate Partner Victimization" ($179,175). Grant no. 1154098.

National Science Foundation, Law and Social Sciences (2013-2014; Alesha Durfee, PI and Jill Theresa Messing, co-PI). Research Opportunities for Undergraduates (REU) Supplement for "Legal Mobilization and Intimate Partner Victimization" ($4,990).

National Science Foundation, Law and Social Sciences (2012-2014; Alesha Durfee, PI and Jill Theresa Messing, co-PI). Research Opportunities for Undergraduates (REU) Supplement for "Legal Mobilization and Intimate Partner Victimization" ($9,831). 

Arizona State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2012-2014, Alesha Durfee, PI). Seed Grant for "Cross Filings for Protection Orders" ($18,822).

Ford Foundation and Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict (2008-2009). “Difficult Dialogues: Teaching and Talking about Religion in Public”, Phase II ($2,600).

Bureau of Justice Statistics (2008). Quantitative Analysis of Crime and Criminal Justice Data workshop, Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research Summer Program ($3,500).

Ford Foundation and Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict (2007-2008). “Difficult Dialogues: Teaching and Talking about Religion in Public”, Phase I ($4,000).

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (2002). Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies.

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
WST 498Pro-Seminar
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 590Reading and Conference
WST 592Research
WST 593Applied Project
WST 599Thesis
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 795Continuing Registration
WST 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 590Reading and Conference
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 590Reading and Conference
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 590Reading and Conference
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 394Special Topics
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 499Individualized Instruction
JHR 593Applied Project
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 690Reading and Conference
SST 691Seminar
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 799Dissertation
Presentations

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

* indicates student author. **indicates practitioner partner.

Alesha Durfee (Aug 2019). “The utility of structural intersectionality to analyze domestic violence law and policy in Europe and the United States. European Domestic Violence Conference, Oslo, Norway.

Alesha Durfee and Paul Thomas** (Nov 2018). “Impacts of Institutional and Contextual Factors on Protection Order Decision-Making”. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee (Nov 2018). “Flawed Justice: When System Responses Fail Victims/Survivors” American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee and Paul Thomas** (Jul 2018). “Victim and Judicial Decision-Making in Protection Order Cases: Considering Institutional and Contextual Factors”. XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology.

Meredith Bagwell-Gray, Jonel Thaller, Jill Theresa Messing, and Alesha Durfee. (January 2018). Reproductive Coercion and Pregnancy Avoidance Among Women Receiving Shelter Services for Intimate Partner Violence, Society for Social Work Research Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee and Paul Thomas** (Nov 2017). “The Impact of Waiving Jurisdictional Requirements for Protection Orders”. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee (Nov 2017). “Authors Meet Critics: Assessing Dangerousness: Domestic Violence Offenders and Child Abusers”. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

John Costello* and Alesha Durfee (Nov 2017). “Meeting Domestic Abuse Survivors' Needs in theProtection Order Process”. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Mikaela Wallin* and Alesha Durfee (Nov 2017). “Judicial Decision-Making and Firearm Removal on Civil Domestic Violence Protection Orders”. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee (Nov 2017). “Bringing Latinas to the Forefront: Latina Girls, Women, and the Justice System”. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee and Paul Thomas** (Mar 2017). “Judicial Decision-Making in Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order Cases”. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee (Mar 2017). “Engaging in Feminist Praxis: The Clothesline Project”. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee (Nov 2016). “Domestic Violence Protection Order Cross-Filings:
Mutual Violence or Leveraging State Control?” American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Mikaela Ann Wallin* and Alesha Durfee (Nov 2016). “The Brady Bill and Domestic Violence Protection Orders: Firearm Removal Rates in Arizona” (Roundtable presentation). American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee (Aug 2016). “Seeking Safety or Solidifying Power and Control? The Conundrum of Protection Order Cross-Filings”. Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting.

Jill Theresa Messing, Sujey Vega, and Alesha Durfee (Jan 2016). “Protection Order Use Among Immigrant Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: Research and Policy Implications”. Society for Social Work Research Annual Meeting.

Ruth Fleury-Steiner, Susan L. Miller, Alesha Durfee, and Jill Theresa Messing (Nov 2015). “Protection Orders:  Problematizing the Process, Securing Funding, and Issues Emerging from the Research”. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee and Jill Theresa Messing (Nov 2015). “Ensuring Victim Access to Justice: Incorporating Survivor Perspectives”. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee and Leigh Goodmark (July 2015). “Re-envisioning Protective Orders for Domestic Violence”. Crime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference.

Jill Theresa Messing, Alesha Durfee, and Meredith Bagwell* (Jan 2015). “A Mixed Methods Study of Barriers to Protection Order Use Among Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence Residing in Shelter”. Society for Social Work Research Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee (Nov 2014). “Identifying Absences: Gender and the (Under)Reporting of Sexual Abuse in Protection Order Filings”. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee (Nov 2014, critic). Author Meets Critic: “Battered Women's Protective Strategies: Stronger Than You Know” (Sherry L. Hamby, author; organized by Claire Renzetti). American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Meredith Bagwell*, Jill Theresa Messing, & Alesha Durfee (Oct 2014). “The Perceived Helpfulness of Self-Protective Actions Among Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence”, Council on Social Work Education 60th Annual Program Meeting.

Alesha Durfee (Oct 2014) “Intersectional Perspectives on Sexual and Domestic Violence on Campus. Student Life, Relationships & the Law: Confronting Domestic Violence in Higher Education”. Pepperdine University.

Jill Theresa Messing, Alesha Durfee, and Meredith Bagwell* (Jan 2014). "The Utilization of Protection Orders by Survivors in Shelter". Society for Social Work Research Annual Meeting.

Jonel Thaller*, Meredith Bagwell*, Jill Theresa Messing, and Alesha Durfee (Jan 2014). "Factors Related to Reproductive Coercion and Pregnancy Avoidance among Women experiencing Intimate Partner Violence". Society for Social Work Research Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee and Jill Theresa Messing (Nov 2013). "Problems in Access to Protection Orders: Advocates' Perspectives". American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Jill Theresa Messing and Alesha Durfee (Nov 2013). "Intimate Partner Victimization, Attitudes about Protection Orders, and Legal Mobilization". American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee (Nov 2011). "'Unstable, irrational, uncontrollable’: The discursive construction of female abusers in men’s protection order filings." American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee and Matthew Fetzer (Nov 2011). “Arrest Rates for Reported Intimate Partner Violence: A Comparison of Physical versus Sexual Assault.” American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Nigah Mughal*, Jill Messing, Alesha Durfee, and Jacquelyn Campbell (Nov 2011). "Comparing Multiple and Single Domestic Homicides: Rates and Trends Across 13 States." American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee and Jill Messing (Nov 2010). “Legal Mobilization, Intimate Partner Violence,
and Civil Protection Orders”. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee and Leah Heathcoat* (Nov 2010). “The Impact of Arizona’s Immigration ‘Reform’ on Women of Color”. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee (Aug 2010). “Masculinity, Victimization, and Protection Orders”. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee (Nov 2009). “Teaching about Gender and Race Using Domestic Violence Case Files”. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee (Nov 2008). “Gender Differences in Intimate Partner Victimization and Offending using NIBRS data”. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee (June 2008). “Statistically Speaking: Teaching Quantitative Methods in Women’s Studies”. National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference.

Alesha Durfee (Aug 2007). “‘My wife has twisted the truth’: Accounts and the negotiation of identities in response to allegations of abuse”. Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Conference.

Alesha Durfee (June 2007). “Domestic Violence, Gender, and the Construction of Victimization: Implications for Public Policy and Legal Interventions”. National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference.

Alesha Durfee (Feb 2007). “Bridging the Gap: Quantitative Methods and Women’s Studies”. Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies Conference.

Alesha Durfee (July 2006). “I’m not a Victim, She’s an Abuser: Masculinity, Victimization, and Civil Protection Orders”. International Family Violence and Child Victimization Conference.

Alesha Durfee (June 2006). “Women's Studies, Narratives, and the Politics of Place”.  Panel organizer and presenter, National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference.

Alesha Durfee (Nov 2005). “Victim Narratives, Legal Assistance, and Civil Protection Orders”. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee (Aug 2005) Panelist. “Key Developments in the Sociology of Gender”. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.

Marcia K. Meyers and Alesha Durfee (May 2005). “The Cost of Caring: The Public and Private Share of Child Care Expenses”. Conference on Caring Labor, Bridges Center for Labor Studies. University of Washington.

Marcia K. Meyers, Lucy Jordan, Alesha Durfee, and Se-Ook Jong (Apr 2003). “State Child Care Policies and Child Care Use”. Population Association of America Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee (Aug 2002). “Race and Domestic Violence in the Civil Court System”. Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting.

Jutta Joesch, Erin J. Maher, and Alesha Durfee (Mar 2002). “Considering the Relationship Between Family Structure and Child Care Utilization: Does Birth Order Have An Effect?” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting.

Alesha Durfee (Mar 1999). “Beyond the Rhetoric of Welfare Reform: An Analysis of Welfare Dependency.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

* indicates student author. **indicates practitioner partner.

Alesha Durfee (April 2019). “Structural Intersectionality, Domestic Violence, and Law: The Unintended and Collateral Consequences of “Victim Friendly” Policies and Laws”. University of California—Irvine, College of Law.

Alesha Durfee and Paul Thomas** (Sep 2018). “Investigating the Impacts of Institutional and Contextual Factors on Protection Order Decision-Making: Final Summary Report and Next Steps. Committee to Investigate the impact of Domestic Violence in the Courts, Phoenix, Arizona.

Alesha Durfee (August 2018). “Gender Violence, Structural Intersectionality, and Women of Color”. Project Humanities Speaker Series, “Conversations on Gender and Violence: What’s Missing?” Phoenix, Arizona.

Alesha Durfee (Sep 2017). “Protection Orders, Institutional Factors, and Judicial Decision-Making”. University of Arizona, Department of Sociology.

Alesha Durfee (Sep 2017). ““’The police would be like believing him’: The unintended consequences of mandatory arrest for African-American young women and teens”. University of Kentucky, Department of Sociology.

Alesha Durfee, Paul Thomas**, and Brenda Uekert** (May 2017). “Protection Orders, Institutional Factors, and Judicial Decision-Making”. Committee to Investigate the impact of Domestic Violence in the Courts, Phoenix, Arizona.

Alesha Durfee, Paul Thomas**, and Brenda Uekert** (Apr 2017). “Investigating the Impacts of Institutional and Contextual Factors on Protection Order Decision-Making”. Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, Tempe, Arizona.

Alesha Durfee, Lizbett Benge*, John Costello*, and Breannah Worthy* (Oct 2016). “Domestic and Dating Violence—What Teens Need to Know”. Florence Crittenton, Phoenix, Arizona.

Alesha Durfee, Viviane Linos*, and Kat Hofland* (Oct 2016). “Domestic and Dating Violence—What Teens Need to Know”. Arizona School for the Arts, Phoenix, Arizona.  

Alesha Durfee (August 2016). “Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence—Understanding Power and Control”. Training for Administrative Investigators, Title IX Compliance, Arizona State University.

Alesha Durfee (April 2016). Panelist, Sojourner Center Inaugural Research Symposium, Phoenix, Arizona.

Alesha Durfee, Brigitte Nicoletti*, and Caitlan Rocha* (Feb 2016). “Domestic, Sexual, and Dating Violence: What Students Need to Know” (ASU Red Flag Campaign). Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona.

Jill Theresa Messing and Alesha Durfee (Dec 2015). “Protection Orders for Survivors in Shelter”. School of Social Work Community Advisory Board Presentation, Phoenix, Arizona.

Jill Theresa Messing and Alesha Durfee (Nov 2015). Protection Orders for Survivors in Shelter: Faith House Presentation. Presentation for a participating community-based organization, Phoenix, AZ.

Alesha Durfee (Oct 2015). “Domestic and Dating Violence—What Teens Need to Know”. Arizona School for the Arts, Phoenix, Arizona.  

Alesha Durfee (Sept 2015). “Domestic and Sexual Violence: What Undergraduate Students Need to Know.” Manzanita Community Advisors, Manzanita Residence Hall, Arizona State University.

Alesha Durfee (Sep 2015). “Tips and Tricks for Finding and Securing Funding”. Graduate Professional Development Workshop, School of Social Transformation. Arizona State University.

Alesha Durfee (Mar 2015). “Panel Discussion and Interactive Dialogue: Prevention of Violence Against Women”, Committee for Campus Inclusion, Arizona State University (West Campus).

Alesha Durfee (Oct 2014). “Domestic and Dating Violence—What Teens Need to Know”. Arizona School for the Arts, Phoenix, Arizona.

Alesha Durfee (Oct 2014). “Sexual Misconduct and the University”, Committee for Campus Inclusion, Arizona State University.

Alesha Durfee (Sept 2014). “Ray Rice, Domestic Violence, and Professional Sports: Where do we go from here?” Transforming Tuesdays lecture series, School of Social Transformation. Arizona State University.

Alesha Durfee (Sept 2014). “Domestic and Sexual Violence: What Undergraduate Students Need to Know.” Manzanita Community Advisors, Manzanita Residence Hall, Arizona State University.

Alesha Durfee (Sept 2014). “Teaching Sensitive Issues and Negotiating Difficult Situations: Tips and Techniques for Graduate Students”. Graduate Professional Development Workshop, School of Social Transformation. Arizona State University.

Michael Carr and Alesha Durfee (May 2014). “Cultural Competency, Violence, and the LGBTQA Community.” Arizona Child & Family Advocacy Network.

Alesha Durfee (Apr 2014). "Domestic Violence Victimization and Legal Mobilization: Ensuring Equality in Access to Legal Resources". Office for Victims of Crime, Washington DC.

Alesha Durfee (Apr 2014). "Recognizing and Understanding Domestic and Sexual Violence on College Campuses." Leadership Scholarship Program Awareness Event. Arizona State University.

Alesha Durfee (Mar 2013). Finding and Securing Funding”. Graduate Professional Development Workshop, School of Social Transformation. Arizona State Univesity.

Alesha Durfee (Feb 2013). "Reconsidering the Narrative Requirement for the Protection Order Petition." CONVERGE! Re-Imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence, University of Miami Law School.

Alesha Durfee, Melissa Brickhouse Thomas, and Laura Horsley (Apr 2012). "Deconstructing Domestic Violence." Womanity: Woman as Hero. Arizona State University.

Alesha Durfee (Feb 2012). "Recognizing and Responding to Intimate Partner Violence: What Midwives Need to Know". Midwives Alliance of North America Regional Conference.

Alesha Durfee (Oct 2011). "Domestic Violence and the Legal System." Domestic Violence Awareness Event, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Delta Gamma Zeta Chapter, Arizona State University.

Alesha Durfee and Jill Messing (Aug 2011). "Domestic Violence." Arizona State Prison Complex-Perryville. Sponsored by GINA's Team.

Alesha Durfee (Mar 2011). “Modern Day Feminism.” Fourth Annual Female Contemporary Issues Summit, Arizona State University.

Alesha Durfee (Apr 2010). “Women, Poverty, and the Welfare State”. Third Annual Female Contemporary Issues Summit, Arizona State University.

Alesha Durfee (Mar 2009). “Domestic Violence: How to Recognize and How to Respond”. Public lecture sponsored by Mesa Police Department and Mesa Public Schools.

Alesha Durfee (Nov 2008). “Gender Differences in Intimate Partner Victimization and Offending using NIBRS data”. Center for Population Dynamics Colloquium Series, Arizona State University.

Alesha Durfee (Nov 2007). Panelist, “Let’s Talk: Sexual Assault and Rape Prevention Forum”. Arizona State University.

Alesha Durfee (Feb 2007). “Power Paradigms: Intersections of Race and Gender”. Community lecture as part of the “Healing Racism” series sponsored by the Phoenix Human Relations Commission, Arizona State University, Maricopa Community College District, Maricopa Diversity Office, and Phoenix College.

Honors / Awards

Distinguished Mentor (2014). Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Residential College.

Catalyst Award (2018). Arizona State University, Committee for Campus Inclusion.

Badass Woman of ASU (2018). Arizona State University, HerStory Committee.

Distinguished Mentor (2014). Arizona State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Residential College.

Nominee, Professor of the Year (2012). Arizona State University.

Nominee, Centennial Professorship Award (2009). Arizona State University.

Monalee Ewing Naming and Claiming Women’s Space Award (2008). Intergroup Relations Center, Arizona State University.

Honoree, Hands of Change (2008). Intergroup Relations Center, Arizona State University.

Editorships

Dawn Gilpin and Alesha Durfee (in process). Co-editors for CounterActivism: Arts-Based, Trauma-Informed Action for Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence.

Madelaine Adelman, Alesha Durfee, and Jill T. Messing (2012). Guest Editors for special issue of Violence Against Women: Gender Violence and Transdisciplinarity.

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Graduate Faculty: Women and Gender Studies, Justice Studies, School of Social Work, Sociology

GRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISED

John Costello, Chair, Ph.D. (Gender Studies), ongoing

Aundrea Snitker, Chair, Ph.D. (Gender Studies), April 2016

Julia Gutierrez, Member, Ph.D. (Gender Studies), ongoing 

Michelle Villegas-Gold, Member, Ph.D. (Global Health), April 2018

Jonel Thaller, Member, Ph.D. (Social Work), July 2014

Wendy A. Dutton, Member, Ph.D. (Justice Studies), April 2011

Shantel Marekera, Chair, M.S. (Justice Studies), April 2019

Mikaela Wallin, Chair, M.A. (Women and Gender Studies), August 2017

Viviane Linos, Chair, M.A. (Women and Gender Studies), April 2017

Azcuena Gonzales, Chair, M.A. (Social Justice & Human Rights), August 2016

Sumana Mandala, Member, M.F.A. (Dance), ongoing

Ayla Perez, Member, M.A. (Women and Gender Studies), April 2017

Rebecca Villegas, Member, M.S. (Justice Studies), April 2017

Tiauna Schneider, Member, M.A. (Psychology), August 2014

Sarah Lawrence, Member, M.A. (Rhetoric/Composition), April 2009

UNDERGRADUATE HONORS THESES

Shantel Marekera, Chair, B.A. (Honors Thesis), April 2018

Trisha Dasgupta, Chair, B.A. (Honors Thesis)

Analise Ortiz, Chair, B.A. (Honors Thesis), Nov 2014

Shannon Jenkins, Chair, B.A. (Honors Thesis), March 2014

Kimberly Hutchison, Chair, B.A. (Honors Thesis), March 2014

Lauren Davis, Chair, B.A. (Honors Thesis), April 2013

Adeline Hill, Chair, B.A. (Honors Thesis)

Alison Miller, Chair, B.A. (Honors Thesis), April 2012

Rebecca Diddams, Chair, B.A. (Honors Thesis), April 2012

Michael Barchilon, Chair, B.A. (Honors Thesis), April 2010

Elizabeth Harper, Chair, B.A. (Honors Thesis), Dec 2009

Ashley Murray, Chair, B.A. (Honors Thesis), October 2009

Magdalena Espinoza, Chair, B.A. (Honors Thesis), April 2009

Cristian Torres, Member, B.A. (Honors Thesis), April 2018

Emma Littrell, Member, B.A. (Honors Thesis), March 2018

Brigitte Nicoletti, Member, B.A. (Honors Thesis), June 2017

Brittany Morehouse, Member, B.A. (Honors Thesis), April 2016

Jaclyn Weeman, Member, B.A. (Honors Thesis), April 2012

Lindsay Scornavacco, Member, B.A. (Honors Thesis), April 2012

Bethan Jones, Member, B.A. (Honors Thesis), Dec 2011

Nigah Mughal, Member, B.A. (Honors Thesis), Nov 2011

Alli Cortiz, Member, B.A. (Honors Thesis), Nov 2011

Nicole Sornson, Member, B.A. (Honors Thesis), May 2005

 

 

Work History

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011-                   Associate Professor, Arizona State University

Women and Gender Studies, School of Social Transformation

Graduate Faculty            Office on Gender Based Violence

                                             School of Social & Family Dynamics

Justice and Social Inquiry

               School of Social Work

               Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict

2018-2019         Associate Director of Graduate Education

                              School of Social Transformation

2014-2017         Graduate Director, Women and Gender Studies

Developed MA degree program, oversaw both MA and PhD programs

2005-2011         Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

Women and Gender Studies, School of Social Transformation

2004-2005         Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Washington

1996-2004         Instructor, Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, University of Washington

Service

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2019                    Area Chair for Victimization, American Society for Criminology Annual Meeting.

2017-2018         Member, Mentoring Committee, Division on Women and Crime, American Society of Criminology.

2016-                   Crime & Justice Research Alliance Expert (database of scholars who can speak to media and policymakers.

2016-2017         Outstanding Article Award Committee, American Society of Criminology.

2016                    Sub-Area Chair for Domestic Violence, American Society for Criminology Annual Meeting.

2012, 2013        Grant Reviewer, National Science Foundation, Law and Social Science Program.

2013-2016         Member, American Society of Criminology National Policy Committee.

2005-                   Manuscript Reviewer, American Sociological Review, Law & Society, Gender and Society, Violence Against Women, Social Problems, Feminist Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Men and Masculinities, Research in Social Problems and Public Policy, Sage Publications, Journal of Family Issues, Journal of Family Violence, The Sociological Quarterly, Social Science and Medicine, Sociology Compass, Journal of Men’s Studies, Aggression & Violent Behavior, and Children and Youth Services Review.

2012-2016         Organizer for “Ask A Tenured Professor” Column, Newsletter Committee, Division on Women and Crime, American Society of Criminology.

2009-2010         Member, Internal Awards Committee, Division on Women and Crime, American Society of Criminology.

2006-2007         Member, Task Force on Feminist Assessment, Division on Women and Crime, American Society of Criminology.

2008-2009         Member, Social Committee, Division on Women and Crime, American Society of Criminology.

1998-1999         Book Review Editorial Assistant, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.

CONFERENCE SESSIONS/PANELS ORGANIZED/MODERATED

2015                    Discussant. Gender, Conflict, and Oppression Conference, Arizona State University.

2015                    Participant. Addressing Anti-Feminist Violence Online Summit.

2014                    Panel Organizer. Alternative/Restorative Justice Interventions for Domestic Violence. American Society for Criminology Annual Meeting.

2014                    Organizing Committee. Student Life, Relationships & the Law: Confronting Domestic Violence in Higher Education. Pepperdine University.

2013-2014         Session Organizer.  Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network for Law & Society Annual Meeting.

2013                    Moderator. Justice Interventions in Domestic Violence and Domestic Violence Help Seeking. American Society for Criminology Annual Meeting.

2011                    Discussant. Women, Islam, and Peacebuilding. Arizona State University.

2006                    Panel Organizer. Women's Studies, Narratives, and the Politics of Place. National Women’s Studies Association Conference.

2000                    Organizer. Roundtable Session, Untangling the Rhetoric of Reform: A Discussion Of Welfare Reform and Welfare Caseload. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.

2000                    Co-Organizer. Sex and Gender Roundtables. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.

2000                    Session Organizer. Inequality in the Welfare State. Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting.

UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE SERVICE (ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY)

2018-2019         President-Elect, Faculty Women’s Association.

2017-2019         Seed Grant Committee, Sexual Violence Initiative University Advisory Council.

2017                  Chair, Committee to form Undergraduate Sexual Violence Certificate.

2016-present     Member, Sexual Violence Initiative University Advisory Council.

2014-present     Member, Faculty Women's Association Executive Board.

2014-2016         Member, Quality of Instruction Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

2014-2015         Co-Chair, Campus Climate Committee, Sexual Violence Task Force.

Fall 2013            Presenter/Panelist, Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) “Work-Life Balance” seminar.

Spring 2013      Presenter/Panelist, Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) “Work-Life Balance” seminar.

2010                    School Representative, Faculty Senate.

2008-present    Women and Gender Studies Representative, Certificate Program Committee, Undergraduate Certificate in Human Rights.

2008-2009         Certificate Program Committee, Undergraduate Certificate in Socio-legal Studies.

2008-2009         Certificate Advisory Committee, Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict Undergraduate Certificate.

2008-2009         Faculty Selection Committee, Dean’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship in the Social Sciences.

DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE (WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION)

2019                    Moderator and co-organizer, Title XI and Sexual Violence on Campus, SST.

2019                    Member, Post-Doctoral Selection Committee, Women and Gender Studies.

2018-2019         Associate Director of Graduate Programs, SST.

2018-2019         Lead, Graduate Committee, SST.

2018                    Panelist, 1st Generation Faculty/Student Panel, SST.

2017                    Co-Organizer and Moderator, Sarah Deer “The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America” and separate session on intersectionality.

2017                    Moderator and Panelist, 1st Generation Faculty/Student Panel.

2017                    Member, Post-Doctoral Selection Committee, Women and Gender Studies.

2016                    Co-organizer, Claire Renzetti, Publishing in graduate school and beyond. SST graduate student workshop.

2016                    Co-organizer, Claire Renzetti, By the Grace of God: Religiousity, religious self-regulation, and perpetration of intimate partner violence. Research presentation at ASU.

2015-2017         Member, Methods Committee, SST.

2014-2017         Graduate Director, Gender Studies PhD and Women and Gender Studies MA.

2014-2017         Member, Graduate Committee, SST.

2013-2015         Member, Research Committee, SST.

2012-present    Faculty Organizer, Clothesline Project.

2013                  Faculty Organizer, Domestic Violence Awareness Event.

2011                    Co-Organizer, Victoria Law, Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women. Research presentation at ASU.

2010-2017         Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, WGS.

2009-2010         Chair, Gender, Justice, and Social Change Examination Committee.

2009                   Organizer, “Sin By Silence”documentary screening and domestic violence awareness event.

2008-2009         Organizer, Women and Gender Studies Lecture Series.

2006-2009         Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

2005-2006         Member, Bylaws Committee.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

2014-2017         Clothesline Project outreach, Arizona School for the Arts.

2014-2017         Clothesline Project outreach, Sojourner Center (domestic violence shelter).

2017                    Clothesline Project outreach, Boys and Girls Club.

2016                    Clothesline Project outreach, Florence Crittendon.

2014-2016         Clothesline Project outreach, Chrysalis (domestic violence shelter).

2013-2014         President, Governing Board of Directors, Purple Ribbon Council.

2009-2013         Member, Governing Board of Directors, Purple Ribbon Council.

2002-2004         Victim Advocate. Seattle Police Department, Domestic Violence Victim Support Team.

2001-2002         Domestic Violence Victim Advocate. King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Victim Assistance Unit.