avatar for Angela Hattery

Angela Hattery

Angela J. Hattery is Professor and Director of the Women & Gender Studies Program at George Mason University.  She earned her B.A. in sociology and anthropology from Carleton College and her M.S. and PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her teaching and research focus on all forms of inequality including racism, classism and sexism.  She is the author of 11 books, including her most recent book, Gender, Power and Violence: Responding to Intimate Partner Violence in Society Today (2019) which followed on the heels of Policing Black Bodies: How Black Lives are Surveilled and How to Work for Change (2018) as well as dozens of book chapters and peer-reviewed articles.  She has written several books on the impact of social inequality on Black families and she has been researching and teaching about violence against women for more than 20 years. She has numerous articles on sexual abuse and domestic violence, as well as three books on these topics, including: The Social Dynamics of Family Violence which was published in a second edition in 2016 and Intimate Partner Violence which was published in 2008. On a regular basis, she is asked to comment on stories about violence against women for the Washington Post, USA Today, New York Times and other outlets. She serves as a consultant to agencies that seek to combat violence against women and she regularly appears as an expert on these issues with major US TV and radio news media. From 2014-2019, she holds elected office in the international feminist organization Sociologists for Women in Society. She teaches classes on feminist research methods, social stratification, African American families, and family violence.