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Walter S. DeKeseredy, Ph.D.

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

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 is also Adjunct Professor in Monash University’s Gender and Family Violence Prevention Center. DeKeseredy has published 27 books, over 130scientific 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 & Social Justice (DCCSJ) and in 2008 the DCCSJ 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. In 2022, he was named an ASC Fellow and received the Praxis Award from the DCCSJ.

Take a look at Dr. DeKeseredy's new blog on image-based sexual abuse for University of California Press.
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You can find his newest books here: Progressive Justice in an Age of Repression: Strategies for Challenging the Rise of the Right or The Routledge International Handbook of Violence Studies