Angela Jean Hattery

Angela Jean Hattery

Angela Jean Hattery


Gender, race,inequality, intersections of inequalities, intimate partner violence, incarceration, families

Professor Angela J. Hattery, George Mason University (BA Carleton College, PHD University of Wisconsin-Madison) is a sociologist and serves as the Director of the Women & Gender Studies Program at George Mason University. Her research focuses on social stratification, gender, family, and race. She is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and books, including her latest book Gender, Power and Violence: Responding to Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence in Society Today (2019), The Social Dynamics of Family Violence which was released in a 3rd edition in September 2019,  Policing Black Bodies (January 2018), African American Families: Myths and Realities (2012/2016) , Prisoner Reentry and Social Capital (2010), Interracial Intimacies (2009); Interracial Relationships (2009); Intimate Partner Violence (2008); African American Families (2007) and Women, Work, and Family (2001).  She teaches classes in gender and sexuality, intersections of race, class and gender, gender based violence and feminist methods.  

Current Research

My current research is focused on Gender Based Violence in the family as well as in social institutions, including the military, prisons, the Catholic Church, fraternities and Sports.  My research is grounded in intersectional theory, with an explicit focus on race, class, gender, and sexuality.

Selected Publications

The Social Dynamics of Family Violence (3rd Edition, Routledge 2019) 

Gender, Power and Violence (January 2019)

Policing Black Bodies (Rowman & Littlefield, January 2018)

African American Families: Myths and Realities (Rowman & Littlefield 2016)

Cultural Contradictions in the South (Mississippi Quarterly, 2011)

Prisoner Re-entry and Social Capital, the long road to reintegration (Lexington Books, 2010)

Interracial Intimacies:  An examination of powerful men and their relationships across the color line (Carolina Academic Press, 2009)

Interracial Relationships in the 21st Century (ed) (Carolina Academic Press, 2009)

Intimate Partner Violence (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008)

Race, Human Rights and Inequality (ed) (Rowman & Littlefield 2008)

African American Families (Sage, 2007)

Women, Work and Family:  Balancing and Weaving (Sage, 2001)

Courses Taught

WMST 410/610: Feminist Approaches to Social Research, WMST 411/611: Feminist Research Practice, WMST 450/550: Social Dynamics of Family Violence, WMST 450/550: Gender, Power and Violence, WMST 100, WMST 330 (Feminist Theory)