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

My research is concerned with gender violence – its varieties, causes, consequences and politicizations. My research is located at the intersections of critical criminology, interdisciplinary violence studies, green criminology, feminist criminology, gender, peace and security studies and ecofeminism. My recent book, Gender Violence in Ecofeminist Perspective: Intersections of Animal Oppression, Patriarchy and Domination of the Earth, aims to begin an eco-centered, eco-feminist, informed discussion about the ways in which gender, patriarchy and violence are bound up with our relationship to the environment. My articles appear in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of criminology, feminist criminology, gender studies, and violence studies. I teach a range of core and special topics courses, focused on general criminology, gender violence, collective violence, green criminology and deviance.

Selected Publications

Hunnicutt, Gwen. (2020). Gender Violence in Ecofeminist Perspective : Intersections of animal oppression, patriarchy and domination of the earth (Routledge research in gender and society). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Hunnicutt, Gwen and Daniel Rhodes. (2015). Meditation Practices and the  Reduction of Aggression and Violence: Toward A Gender-Sensitive, Humanitarian, Healing-Based Intervention, in Janelle Joseph and Wesley Crichlow (Eds) Alternative Criminal Rehabilitation: Arts & Physical Engagement. Palgrave. ISBN 9781137476814

Everhart, Avery 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

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.

LaFree, Gary and Gwen Hunnicutt. (2006) Female and Male Homicide Victimization Trends:  A Cross-National Context, In Karen Heimer and Candace Kruttschnitt’s (Eds), Gender and Crime: Patterns in Victimization and Offending. New York: NYU Press.

Hunnicutt, Gwen (2019). Addressing Violence Against Women from Critical Feminist Perspectives: Challenging the Politicization of Violence Against Women. Journal of International Women’s Studies, 20(7), 205-218. Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol20/iss7/13

Hunnicutt, G., Murray, C., Lundgren, K, Crowe, A., & Olson, L. (2019). Exploring Correlates of Probable Traumatic Brain Injury among Intimate Partner Violence Survivors. The Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 1-18, 1-18. doi:10.1080/10926771.2019.1587656

Hunnicutt, G. (2019). Neoliberal Biopolitics and the Animal Question. Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis (JTPP).  1(1), 174-192

Mitchell, H. & G. Hunnicutt (2019) Challenging Accepted Scripts of Sexual “Normality”: Asexuals’ Narratives of Non-Normative Identity and Experience. Sexuality and Culture,  23(2), 507-524 First published online: September 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s12119-018-9567-6.

Crowe, Allison; Murray, Christine; Mullen, Patrick; Lundgren, Kristine; Hunnicutt, Gwen & Olson, Loreen.  (2018). Help Seeking Behaviors and Intimate Partner Violence-Related Traumatic Brain Injury. Violence and Gender. Published Online: 13 Sep 2018 https://doi.org/10.1089/vio.2018.0003

Aneliese Dar & Gwen Hunnicutt (2017) Famously Anonymous Artistic Outlaws: The Negotiation of Dual Identities Among Former Graffiti Writers, Identity, 17(4), 207-223,   DOI: 10.1080/15283488.2017.1379903

King, Kelly; Murray, Christine E.; 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 (3), 230 -238. DOI: 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. 32(5), 471-480. 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, 17(3), 298-298. doi:10.1177/1524838015584364

Hunnicutt, Gwen. (2009) Varieties of Patriarchy and Violence Against Women: Resurrecting “Patriarchy” as a Theoretical Tool. Violence Against Women, 15( 5), 553-573.

***Nominated for Violence Against Women’s annual 2009 Best Article Award***

Hunnicutt, Gwen and Kristy Humble Andrews. (2009) Tragic Narratives in Popular Culture:  Depictions of Homicide in Rap Music. Sociological Forum, 24(3), 611-636

Hunnicutt, Gwen and Gary LaFree. (2008) Reassessing the Structural Covariates of Cross-National Infant Homicide Victimization. Homicide Studies,  12(1), 46-66.

Hunnicutt, Gwen. (2007) Female Status and Infant and Child Homicide victimization in Rural and Urban Areas in the U.S. Gender Issues, 24 (4), 35-50.

Hunnicutt, Gwen and Lisa M. Broidy. (2004) Liberation and Economic Marginalization: A Reformulation and Test of (Formerly?) Competing Models. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency,  41(2), 130-155.