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Betty Jo Barrett - University of Windsor. Windsor, ON, CA

Betty Jo Barrett Betty Jo Barrett

Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies Program | University of Windsor

Windsor, ON, CANADA

Research specialization: Gender Based Violence

Biography

Dr. Betty Jo Barrett is an Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Windsor. For over ten years, she has conducted research on intimate partner violence in both heterosexual and LGBTQ2A+ relationships, with a specific focus on survivors’ help seeking and their interactions with sources of support in the aftermath of violence. She is currently conducting research on the intersection of animal abuse and woman abuse as well exploring the experiences of bystanders to partner violence in LGBTQ2A+ communities. Prior to her position at the University of Windsor, she was a community social worker in the areas of child welfare and family violence, specializing in work with child and adolescent survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Industry Expertise (2)

Women Research

Areas of Expertise (11)

Gender based violence Violence against women and children Police response to domestic violence Domestic violence against women Domestic violence and animal abuse Domestic violence in LGBTQ2A+ communities Violence against LGBTQ2A+ communities Media representations of gender based violence Professional wrestling (World Wrestling Entertainment) Feminism Survey Research

Accomplishments (1)

University of Windsor Outstanding Researcher Award (mid-career category) (professional)

2017-03-08

2016 Honoree, University of Windsor Research Excellence Award

Education (3)

University of Wisconsin, Madison: PhD, Social Welfare 2006

University of Wisconsin, Madison: MSSW, Social Work 1999

Virginia Commonwealth University: BSW, Social Work 1997

Affiliations (2)

  • Animal and Interpersonal Abuse Research Group, University of Windsor
  • Health Research Centre for the Study of Violence against Women, University of Windsor

Media Appearances (12)

Fric-Shamji had 'reasonable grounds' to fear husband, 2005 court records show

Windsor Star  online

2016-12-09

Provided expert commentary on risk factors for domestic homicide in abusive relationships

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Leaving relationship is 'most dangerous time' for domestic violence victims, experts say

CBC News  online

2016-12-08

Provided expert commentary on risk factors for domestic homicide in abusive relationships

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No simple solutions when it comes to domestic violence, experts say

Windsor Star  online

2015-06-10

Provided expert commentary on domestic violence survivors' help seeking

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Boy takes stance on gender identity by wearing dress to picture day

Windsor Star  online

2015-09-30

Provided expert commentary on violence against transgender people

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Radio interview regarding gender representations in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) programming

570 News: Kitchner-Waterloo  radio

2014-05-21

Provided expert commentary on gender representations in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) programming

Radio interview regarding gender representations in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) programming

ARD- German Public Radio  radio

2014-03-28

Provided expert commentary on gender representations in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) programming

Women take fall: Study raises concerns over pro-wrestling story lines

Windsor Star  print

2014-02-12

Provided expert commentary on gender representations in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) programming

Radio interview regarding gender representations on World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) programming

CBC Windsor: The Bridge  

2014-01-09

Provided expert commentary on gender representations in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) programming

WWE still conveys harmful messages about gender, study

Metro News  online

2014-01-09

Provided expert commentary on gender representations in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) programming

Televised interview regarding domestic violence in gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities

CTV Windsor  

2013-08-08

Provided expert commentary on domestic violence within gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities

Radio interview regarding domestic violence in gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities

CBC Windsor: The Bridge  radio

2013-08-09

Provided expert commentary on domestic violence within gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities

Radio interview regarding domestic violence in gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities

Blackburn News Radio  radio

2013-08-08

Provided expert commentary on domestic violence within gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities

Research Grants (2)

Survivors' reporting behaviors and police response to intimate partner violence in Canada: Measuring the importance of incident, individual, and neighborhood level factors over a ten year period

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) 

Insight Development Grant Program
Principle Investigator: Betty Jo Barrett
Co-Principle Investigator: Nazim Habibov

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An exploration of the relationship between intimate partner violence and animal abuse in Canada and its impact on help seeking behavior among abused women

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) 

Insight Development Grant Program
Principle Investigator: Amy Fitzgerald
Co-Principle Investigator: Betty Jo Barrett

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