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Walter DeKeseredy, Ph.D.

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


Walter S. DeKeseredy is Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, Director of the Research Center on Violence, and Professor of Sociology at West Virginia University. He has published 22 books, 89 scientific journal articles and 76 scholarly 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 UOIT Research Excellence Award. In 1995, he received the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the ASC’s Division on Critical Criminology (DCC) and in 2008 the DCC gave him the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2014, he received the Critical Criminal Justice Scholar Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences' (ACJS) Section on Critical Criminal Justice and in 2015, he received the Career Achievement Award from the ASC's Division on Victimology. In 2017, he received the Impact Award from the ACJS’s section on Victimology.

Selected Publications

DeKeseredy, W.S., Dragiewicz, M., & Schwartz, M.D. (2017). Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence Against Women. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.

DeKeseredy, W.S., & Corsianos, M. (2016). Violence Against Women in Pornography. London: Routledge.

DeKeseredy, W.S. (2016). Understanding woman abuse in intimate heterosexual relationships: The enduring relevance of feminist ways of knowing. Journal of Family Violence. DOI 10.1007/s10896-016-9861-8.

DeKeseredy, W.S. (2016). Thinking critically about rural crime: The influence of William J. Chambliss. Critical Criminology. DOI 10.1007/s10612-015-9307-2.

DeKeseredy, W.S. (2016). Contemporary issues in left realism. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 5, 12-26.

DeKeseredy, W.S, & Hall-Sanchez, A. (2016). Adult pornography and violence against women in the heartland: Results from a rural southeast Ohio study. Violence Against Women. DOI 10.1177/1077801216648795.

Courses Taught

SOCA 493A: SPTP: Violence Against Women