Molly Dragiewicz is Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University in Southport, Australia. Dragiewicz is an internationally award-winning criminologist who studies violence and gender. She is currently researching the role of technology in domestic violence. Dragiewicz serves on the Board of Queensland’s Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Unit and is a Steering Committee Member for the Family Law Pathways Network Gold Coast. Dragiewicz founded Australia’s first interdisciplinary graduate certificate in domestic violence and created and convenes the Brisbane Domestic Violence Research Student Network (BDVRSN).
Dragiewicz is author of Abusive endings: Separation and divorce violence against women (2017, University of California Press) and Equality with a vengeance: Men’s rights groups, battered women, and antifeminist backlash (2011, Northeastern University Press). She is editor of Global human trafficking: Critical issues and contexts (2015, Routledge); co-editor of The Routledge handbook of critical criminology)(2nd ed 2018, Routledge); Critical criminology: Critical concepts in criminology: Vol1-IV. (2015, Routledge); and The Routledge handbook of critical criminology (2012, Routledge) with Walter DeKeseredy. She has published over 70 journal articles, book chapters, and research reports.
Dragiewicz has received over $680,000 of competitive research funding in Australia and Canada, including funds from Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS), The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), the eSafety Commission, Fulbright, QUT, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ontario Women’s Directorate, and Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General.
Dragiewicz won the 2019 Saltzman Award for Contributions to Practice from the American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime; 2018 Domestic Violence Prevention Leadership Award from the Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast; 2017 Robert Jerin Book of the Year Award for Abusive endings: Separation and divorce violence against women from the American Society of Criminology Division on Victimology.