Gwen Hunnicut

Gwen Hunnicut

Ph.D. Sociology, University of New Mexico
Phone: 336-334-5609

Research Interests:

  • Gender Violence
  • Interdisciplinary Violence Studies
  • Gender Studies and Feminist Theory
  • Nonviolence and Peace Studies
  • Intersection of Ecology and Feminism

Personal Narrative

Professor Hunnicutt studies various dimensions of gender violence. The gender violence topics she has addressed in her past and current research and scholarship include: intimate partner violence among self-identified queer victims; theory development on gender-based violence; the relationships between masculinity, empathy and aggression; explorations in the intersection of ecology, feminism and gender violence; the sociological implications of traumatic brain injury among battered women; gender violence, the state and political projects. She teaches the Sociology Gender; Gender, Crime and Deviance; and Collective Violence and Non-violence in Global Perspective. Professor Hunnicutt is also the former Director of Graduate Studies for the WGS program (2010-2013) and current Director of Graduate Studies for the Sociology Department.

Selected Professional Achievements

  • John Everhart and Gwen Hunnicutt. 2013. Intimate Partner Violence among Self-Identified Queer Victims: Towards an intersectional awareness in scholarship, state-intervention, and organizing surrounding gender-based violence, in Vasilikie Demos and Marcia Texler Segal (Eds) Gendered Perspectives on Conflict and Violence: Macro and Micro Settings. Advances in Gender Research, Vol 18a. Emerald Group Publishing
  • Hunnicutt, Gwen. 2012. HuHHGender Violence and Political Projects: Refocusing Scholarship on Gender Violence. Paper presented at the  2nd Global Conference­ on Femininities and Masculinities, Prague, Czech Republic, May 2012.
  • Hunnicutt, Gwen. 2009. Varieties of Patriarchy and Violence Against Women: Resurrecting “Patriarchy” as a Theoretical Tool. Violence Against Women, May, vol. 15, no. 5. Pp. 553-573.
    *Nominated for Violence Against Women’s annual 2009 Best Article Award*
  • Kroll-Smith, Steve and Gwen Hunnicutt. 2008. Satire, Guns and Humans: Lessons from the Nacirema, In Ben Agger’s (Ed) There is a Gunman on Campus:  Tragedy and Terror at Virginia Tech. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Hunnicutt, Gwen and Gary LaFree. 2008. Reassessing the Structural Covariates of Cross-National Infant Homicide Victimization. Homicide Studies, February, vol. 12, no.1, pp.46-66.
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