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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 27 books, over 130 scientific journal articles and close to 100 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 and the Robert Jerrin Book Award from the ASC’s Division on Victimology.

Selected Publications

DeKeseredy, W.S. (2022).  Contemporary Critical Criminology, 2nd ed. London: Routledge. 

DeKeseredy, W.S. (2021).  Woman Abuse in Rural Places. London: Routledge. 

DeKeseredy, W.S. , & Currie, E. (Eds.). (2019).  Progressive Justice in an Age of Repression: Strategies for Challenging the Rise of the Right . London: Routledge. 

DeKeseredy, W.S.  (2021). Male-to-female sexual violence in rural communities: A sociological review.  Dignity: A Journal of Analysis of Exploitation and Violence , 6. DOI: 10.23860/dignity.2021.06.02.07. 

DeKeseredy, W.S.  (2021). Image-based sexual abuse: Social and legal implications.  Current Addiction Reports , 8, 330-335. 

  DeKeseredy, W.S. , Stoneberg, D.M., Nolan, J., & Lory, G. (2021). Improving the quality of survey data on college campus woman abuse: The contribution of a supplementary open-ended question.  Violence Against Women . DOI: 101177/1077801220975496. 

  DeKeseredy, W.S. , Schwartz, M.D., Kahle, L., & Nolan, J. (2021). Polyvictimization in a college lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community: The influence of negative peer support.  Violence and Gender , 8, 14-20. 

DeKeseredy, W.S.  (2021). Bringing feminist sociological analyses of patriarchy back to the forefront of the study of woman abuse.  Violence Against Women , 27, 621-638. 

DeKeseredy, W.S. , & Rennison, C.M. (2020). Thinking theoretically about male violence against women in rural places: A review of the extant sociological literature and suggestions for future theorizing.  International Journal of Rural Criminology 5 , 162-180. 

Courses Taught

SOCA 493A: SPTP: Violence Against Women