I have two research programs underway. In the first, I use longitudinal qualitative data about the battered women’s movement in St. Louis to investigate the goals, dynamics, and strategies of social movements. In the second, I am working with local domestic violence advocates to investigate and document the impact of nuisance property laws on domestic violence victims.
2011 "The Impact of Social Ties on Coalition Strength and
Effectiveness: The Case of the Battered Women's
Movement in St. Louis," Social Movement Studies,
2009 "A Battered Women's Movement Perspective of Coercive
Control," Violence Against Women 15(12): 1432-1443.
2006 "The Social Construction of Wife Beating in Political Discourse,"
Iowa Journal of Communication 38.
1995 "Dilemmas of Feminist Coalitions: Collective Identity and Strategic
Effectiveness in the Battered Women's Movement," Feminist
Organizations: Harvest of the New Women's Movement eds.
Myra Marx Ferree and Patricia Yancey Martin
(Philadelphia: Temple University Press)