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Fighting for Girls: New Perspectives on Gender and Violence


reviewed by Vera Lopez ó March 01, 2011

coverTitle: Fighting for Girls: New Perspectives on Gender and Violence
Author(s): Meda Chesney-Lind and Nikki Jones (eds.)
Publisher: State University of New York Press, Albany
ISBN: 1438432941, Pages: 266, Year: 2010
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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 01, 2011
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16354, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 5:34:07 AM

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  • Vera Lopez
    Arizona State University
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    VERA LOPEZ is an Associate Professor in Justice & Social Inquiry at Arizona State University. She is also a Visiting Scholar (2010-2011) at the University of Houstonís Center for Mexican American Studies. Lopez received her PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin where she also received an MA in Program Evaluation and a BA in Psychology. She completed a one-year clinical internship at the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois-Chicago and a two-year NIMH funded post-doctoral research fellowship at ASUís Prevention Research Center. Her research interests include delinquency, substance use, sexual risk taking, and prevention research. She recently completed an NIMH funded pilot study on HIV and substance prevention needs among high-risk Latina adolescents and is currently conducting a Houston-based study of gang-affiliated Mexican American girls and their sexual relationships with high-risk partners. Dr. Lopez has published in a number of outlets including Feminist Criminology, Criminal Justice & Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, Family Relations, and Journal of Early Adolescence.
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