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Belknap, Joanne Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Most of Dr. Belknap's research is on gender-based abuse (violence against women and girls) and incarcerated girls and women. She is one of the first scholars who researched pathways theory--- the link between trauma (including victimization) and offending. Her most recent area of research is on jail-to-community reentry.

keywords

  • violence against women and girls, incarcerated girls and women, intimate partner homicide, intimate partner abuse, sexual abuse, women in jail, pathways, pathways theory, the link between trauma and offending, jail-to-community reentry

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ETHN 2304 - Introduction to Social Justice
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides undergraduate students with an understanding of how social systems, primarily the educational and health care systems, are key to understanding injustices and criminalization. Topics covered will include trauma and victimization, food and housing justice, educational justice, physical and mental health justice, mass incarceration, #BlackLivesMatter and restorative justice.
  • ETHN 3044 - Race, Class, Gender, and Crime
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Overview of race, class, gender and ethnicity issues in offending, victimization and processing by the justice system. Examines women and people of color employed in the justice system. Recommended prerequisite: ETHN 2001. Same as SOCY 3044 and WGST 3044.
  • ETHN 3101 - Selected Topics in Ethnic Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Intensive examination of a particular topic, theme, issue, or problem in ethnic studies as chosen by the instructor. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours on different topics. Recommended prerequisite: ETHN 2001.
  • ETHN 3501 - Theory/Methods/Writing in Ethnic Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Preparation for empirical inquiry in Ethnic Studies. Emphasizes philosophy of social science and cultural studies. Students engage rigorous, theoretical concepts to understand research methods. Prepares students for writing a lengthy, cogent research paper. Recommended prerequisite: ETHN 2001.
  • ETHN 4961 - Honors Thesis 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Supervised original research project in the field of ethnic studies. The goal is to make substantial progress on a written honors thesis that will be orally defended and submitted to the Honors Program of the College of Arts and Sciences. Department enforced restriction: application and acceptance into the ETHN Honors Program.
  • ETHN 6841 - Advanced Directed Readings in Ethnic Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    This is a graduate level directed readings course designed to expand student knowledge in a particular area of concentration with a broad interdisciplinary and comparative framework. These areas of concentration include work in Africana, American Indian, Asian American, Chicana and Chicano and Transnational/Hemispheric ethnic studies. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • SOCY 3044 - Race, Class, Gender, and Crime
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Overview of race, class, gender and ethnicity issues in offending, victimization and processing by the justice system. Examines women and people of color employed in the justice system. Recommended prerequisite: SOCY 1001 or SOCY 1004 or SOCY 1021 or SOCY 2044. Same as ETHN 3044 and WGST 3044.
  • WGST 3044 - Race, Class, Gender, and Crime
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Overview of race, class, gender and ethnicity issues in offending, victimization and processing by the justice system. Examines women and people of color employed in the justice system. Recommended prerequisite: SOCY 1001 or SOCY 1004 or SOCY 1021 or SOCY 2044. Same as ETHN 3044 and SOCY 3044.

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