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Katherine Irwin, Ph.D.

Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

Dr. Irwin's work has investigated theoretical questions regarding gender inequalities, intersections of inequalities, and the diffusion of criminal justice punishments to school settings. One question cutting across much of her work is whether so-called general theories of youth violence can explain the motivations underlying and the contexts surrounding girls’ physical aggression. She explores gendered, raced, and classed ways that girls and boys experience multiple types of violence (interpersonal, state, and structural).

Dr. Irwin's recent publications include: