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Kennedy, Angie C., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

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Dr. Kennedy is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Michigan State University. She has been committed to working to end violence against women since the late 1980s, when she first volunteered as a domestic violence advocate as an undergraduate student.

Dr. Kennedy’s work focuses on cumulative victimization and mental health and academic outcomes among adolescents and young adults. She is especially interested in using innovative methods such as the Life History Calendar and multilevel modeling to examine patterns of co-occurring and cumulative victimization over time and across partner relationships; she has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Currently, she is using a relationship-level approach to examine physical and sexual intimate partner violence within a sample of young women ages 18-24, recruited from three different types of settings: a university, a two-year college, and community-based organizations serving low-income young women.

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About RCGV

MSU’s Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence faculty and staff are dedicated to research and outreach initiatives related to ending and preventing gender-based violence and improving the community response to survivors. RCGV faculty are committed to mentoring the next generation of gender-based violence researchers by providing substantial educational and employment opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant and widespread social problem internationally, devastating adults, children, families and societies across the globe. It includes any form of harm that is both a consequence and cause of gender power inequities. It can be physical, psychological, sexual, economic, or sociocultural, and includes but is not limited to sexual abuse, rape, intimate partner abuse, incest, sexual harassment, stalking, femicide, trafficking, gendered hate crimes and dowry abuse. Gender-based violence intersects with race-based, class-based or religiously oppressive forms of abuse, and cross-cuts many other social problems (e.g., poverty, substance abuse, mental and physical health, crime).

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