Paw'd Defiance

Violence, Sexuality and Black Women

March 08, 2021 UW Tacoma Professor Carolyn West Season 1 Episode 69
Paw'd Defiance
Violence, Sexuality and Black Women
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Paw'd Defiance
Violence, Sexuality and Black Women
Mar 08, 2021 Season 1 Episode 69
UW Tacoma Professor Carolyn West

UW Tacoma Professor Carolyn West has spent her career looking at issues affecting Black women. In her early career, she focused on domestic violence and how larger forces like historical trauma play a role in domestic violence perpetrated against Black women. In this episode, we talk about West's research into intimate partner violence. We also talk about her work as an expert witness in court cases involving intimate partner violence.  Finally, West talks about how Black women are portrayed in the media and what impact these tropes and stereotypes have on Black women and on society as a whole.

Show Notes

UW Tacoma Professor Carolyn West has spent her career looking at issues affecting Black women. In her early career, she focused on domestic violence and how larger forces like historical trauma play a role in domestic violence perpetrated against Black women. In this episode, we talk about West's research into intimate partner violence. We also talk about her work as an expert witness in court cases involving intimate partner violence.  Finally, West talks about how Black women are portrayed in the media and what impact these tropes and stereotypes have on Black women and on society as a whole.