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Angela Hattery

Associate Director, Women and Gender Studies

Expertise: Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Contemporary Families, Women and Gender Studies, African-American Families, Post-Obama America, Mass Incarceration, Exoneration

Angela J. Hattery earned her PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her BA from Carleton College.  She has published eight books, including her newest, "The Social Dynamics of Family Violence" (Westview, Spring 2012). She can speak about all areas of domestic and intimate partner violence, including violence within same-sex couples, immigrants and Native Americans.

Hattery is also interested in examining the state of the African American community and African American Families in "post-racial," post-Obama America. She developed and co-taught an off-campus course, Social Stratification in the Deep South, which involves taking students on a three-week journey through Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, exploring the continued effects of racism, classism, and sexism.  The course incorporates community experts and a service learning project. She has led students on Alternative Spring Break (Stephens, Arkansas) and International Service Trips (Calcutta, India).  



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