Faculty & Staff

Gwen Hunnicut

Gwen Hunnicutt

Associate Professor
PhD, University of New Mexico, 2003

Office: 316 Graham
Phone: 336-334-3705
Email: gchunnic@uncg.edu

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.

Selected Recent Professional Achievements

King, Kelly & E. Murray, Christine & Crowe, Allison & Hunnicutt, Gwen & Lundgren, Kristine & Olson, Loreen. (2017). The Costs of Recovery: Intimate Partner Violence Survivors’ Experiences of Financial Recovery From Abuse. The Family Journal. 25. 106648071771065. 10.1177/1066480717710656.

Hunnicutt,​ ​G,​ ​K.​ ​Lundgren, ​ C.​ ​ Murray​ ​ ​and L.​ Olson​​ ​(2016). The​ ​Intersection​ ​of​ ​Intimate​ ​Partner Violence​ ​and​ ​Traumatic​ ​Brain​ ​Injury:​ ​A​ ​Call​ ​for​ ​Interdisciplinary​ ​Research​.​ Journal​ ​of​ ​Family Violence. ​Doi​ ​10.1007/s10896-016-9854-7

Murray,​ ​C.,​ ​K.​ ​Lundgren,​ ​L.​ ​Olson​ ​and​ ​G.​ ​Hunnicutt​ ​(2015). ​ Practice​ ​Update:​ ​What Professionals​ ​Who​ ​Are​ ​Not​ ​Brain​ ​Injury​ ​Specialists​ ​Need​ ​to​ ​Know​ ​About​ ​Intimate​ ​Partner Violence​ ​Related-Traumatic​ ​Brain​ ​Injury​.​ Trauma,​ ​Violence​ ​and​ ​Abuse,​ ​pgs​ ​108. doi: 10.1177/1524838015584364

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