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Associate Professor

Criminology & Criminal Justice

Griffith University

Gold Coast, Australia


Ph.D. in Cultural Studies, 2006 George Mason University, Fairfax, Virgina

M.Phil. in Women’s Studies, 1997 University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

B.A. with Honors in Women’s Studies, 1995 University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona


Professor Dragiewicz is an internationally award-winning critical criminologist known for high-impact, innovative research and engagement on coercive control, domestic and family violence, and cybercrime. She has experience successfully leading externally funded collaborative research with survivors, community organizations, and government, and has won $1,966,919 of competitive research funding. Dragiewicz has published more than 94 scholarly outputs including Abusive endings: Separation and divorce violence against women (2017, University of California Press) with Walter DeKeseredy and Martin Schwartz. She is a frequently invited speaker and trainer for judicial officers, lawyers, first-responders, domestic violence advocates, international conferences, and universities. Dragiewicz serves on the Advisory Board of Queensland’s Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and the Gold Coast Family Law Pathways Network.

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