Faculty Biography: Kristin Anderson
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9081
Arntzen Hall 522
Phone: (360) 650-7219
Kristin Anderson is a professor in the Department of Sociology. She earned her B.A. in Sociology and English at the University of Northern Iowa in 1990 and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin in 1997. She taught at Drew University in New Jersey prior to coming to Western in 2001.
Professor Anderson’s research examines gender differences in the experiences, interpretations, and consequences of partner violence. Her interest in violence within families was enhanced by her work as a foster care social worker during a break from graduate school in 1992-93. She has a sideline interest in alternative sports, and enjoys exploring the Northwest via kayak, ski, and foot.
2009 Anderson, Kristin L. “Gendering Coercive Control.” Violence Against Women. Forthcoming.
2008 Anderson, Kristin L. "Is Partner Violence Worse in the Context of Control?" Journal of Marriage and Family 70:1157-1168.
2008 Anderson, Kristin L. “Child Abuse.” Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict (2nd Ed.), edited by Lester Kurtz. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Ltd.
2007 Ellison, Christopher G., Jenny A. Trinitapoli, Kristin L. Anderson, and Byron R. Johnson. “Race/Ethnicity, Religious Involvement, and Domestic Violence.” Violence Against Women 13:1094-1112.
2007 Anderson, Kristin L. “Who Gets Out? Gender as Structure and the Dissolution of Violent Heterosexual Relationships.” Gender & Society 21:173-201.
2005 Anderson, Kristin L. “Theorizing Gender in Intimate Partner Violence Research.” Sex Roles 52: 853-865.
2003 Umberson, Debra, Kristin L. Anderson, Kristi Willliams, and Meichu D. Chen. “Relationship Dynamics, Emotion State, and Domestic Violence: A Stress and Masculinities Perspective.” Journal of Marriage and Family 65:233-247. Reprinted in Domestic Violence:The 5 Big Questions. International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Penology (2nd Series), ed. Mangai Natarajan, Ashgate, 2007.
2003 Anderson, Kristin. L., Debra Umberson, and Sinikka Elliott. “Violence and Abuse in Families.” Pp. 629-646 in Handbook of Family Communication, edited by Anita L. Vangelisti. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
2002 Anderson, Kristin L. “Perpetrator or Victim?: Relationships Between Intimate Partner Violence and Well-Being.” Journal of Marriage and Family 64:851-863.
2002 Umberson, Debra, Kristi Williams, and Kristin L. Anderson. “Violent Behavior: An Expression of Emotional Upset?” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 43:189-206.
2001 Anderson, Kristin L., and Debra Umberson. “Gendering Violence: Masculinity and Power in Men’s Accounts of Domestic Violence.” Gender & Society 15:358-380. Reprinted in Feminist Perspectives on Social Research , eds. Sharlene Hesse-Biber and Michelle L. Yaiser, Oxford, 2004.
2001 Ellison, Christopher G., and Kristin L. Anderson. “Religious Involvement and Domestic Violence among U.S. Couples.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:269-286.
2001 Dugan, Sarah, Debra Umberson, and Kristin L. Anderson. “The Batterer’s View of the Self and Others in Domestic Violence.” Sociological Inquiry 71:221-240.
2001 Cermele, Jill, Sharon Daniels and Kristin L. Anderson. “Defining Normal: Constructions of Race and Gender in the DSM-IV Casebook.” Feminism & Psychology 11:229-248.