Ph.D. Sociology, University of New Mexico
- Gender Violence
- Interdisciplinary Violence Studies
- Gender Studies and Feminist Theory
- Nonviolence and Peace Studies
- Intersection of Ecology and Feminism
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.