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Sociology Faculty - Ann Goetting

Dr. Ann Goetting

Dr. Ann Goetting

Professor Emerita of Sociology


Family Violence, Gender, and Narrative.

I teach upper level feminist courses and particularly enjoy working with self-motivated and committed students with interests in family or crime or both.


My journal and book publications span a wide range of topics in the areas of family and crime, including divorce, remarriage, in-law relationships, parental satisfaction, battering, homicide, and prison life.  I have authored two books (Homicide in Families and Other Special Populations; Getting Out: Life Stories of Women Who Left Abusive Men) and edited or co-edited three (The Strange Music of Social Life; Individual Voices, Collective Visions: Fifty Years of Women in Sociology with Sarah Fenstermaker; Mobilizing Communities: Asset Building as a Community Development Strategy with Gary Paul Green).


PhD, Western Michigan University.

I serve as an expert witness for battered women who kill abusers in self defense and for those who are at risk of losing child custody to their batterers.  My community work includes volunteering for the Bowling Green Warren County Human Society and Hope Harbor, Inc.: A Sexual Trauma Recovery Center.

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