James W. Messerschmidt is Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine. His research has covered such diverse areas as gender and crime/violence, genderqueers, intersectionality, and global political masculinities. Messerschmidt is the author of a number of books, including Gender, Heterosexuality, and Youth Violence: The Struggle for Recognition and, most recently, Masculinities in the Making: From the Local to the Global.