Walter DeKeseredy

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Walter S. DeKeseredy

Professor, Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, Director, Research Center on Violence


303 Knapp Hall

Walter S. DeKeseredy is Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Research Center on Violence at West Virginia University. He has published 19 books and over 130 scientific journal articles and book chapters on violence against women and other social problems. In 2008, the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma gave him the Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award. He also jointly received the 2004 Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology’s (ASC) Division on Women and Crime and the 2007 inaugural UOITResearch Excellence Award. In 1995, he received the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the ASC’s Division on Critical Criminology (DCC), in 2008 the DCCgave him the Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2014 the Academy of Criminal Justice’s Critical Criminal Justice Section gave him the Critical Criminal Justice Scholar Award.

  Selected Publications
  • Carrington, K., Donnermeyer, J.F., & DeKeseredy, W.S. (2014). Intersectionality, rural criminology and re-imaging the boundaries of critical criminology. Critical Criminology. DOI: 10.1007/s10612-014-9257-0.
  • DeKeseredy, W.S. (in press). New directions in feminist understandings of rural crime. Journal of Rural Studies
  • DeKeseredy, W.S., & Dragiewicz, M. (2014). Woman abuse in Canada: Sociological reflections on the past, suggestions for the future. Violence Against Women. DOI: 10.177/107780121452135.

Courses Taught

  • SocA 493A: SPTP: Violence Against Women