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About Angela M. Moe

Dr. Angela (Angie) Moe is a Professor of Sociology at Western Michigan University, with an affiliation with the Gender and Women's Studies Department. She also serves as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Sociology.
Her degrees include a PhD in Justice Studies, Law and the Social Sciences from Arizona State University (2001), an MS in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1998), and a BA in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1996). Additionally, she earned a Graduate Certificate in Integrative Holistic Health and Wellness, with a specialization in healing through movement, at Western Michigan University in 2013.
Dr. Moe's areas of expertise include violence against women, feminist criminology, maternal health, and embodiment. She approaches her research primarily through a feminist qualitative epistemology which lends itself to in-depth interviewing, participant observation, and field research. Her current lines of work center on 1) the connections between maternal depression, domestic violence and pregnancy; 2) cultural discourse surrounding pregnancy and early motherhood and women's subversions thereof; and 3) women's holistic healing through Middle Eastern Dance. Among her over two dozen publications are refereed articles in Violence Against Women, Women's Studies Quarterly, Affilia, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, The Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Women and Therapy, Women and Criminal Justice, and Criminal Justice Studies.
Dr. Moe holds memberships in several professional organizations, including Sociologists for Women in Society and the Midwest Sociological Society. She is active locally, as a Board Director and currently Board Chairwoman, of the Kalamazoo County Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Council.
Dr. Moe has taught a variety of classes for the Department of Sociology and the Criminal Justice Program, including Principles of Sociology, Modern Social Problems, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Juvenile Delinquency, Child Abuse, Gender and Justice, Criminal Justice Process, Victimology, Advanced Victimology, Research Design and Data Collection, Qualitative Research, Proseminar in Sociology, and Teaching Practicum. She is active within four of the department's graduate concentrations: Gender/Feminism, Criminology, Methods/Applied, and Race/Ethnicity. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Department of Gender and Women's Studies.


Present Associate Professor of Sociology, Western Michigan University
Present Joint Appointment in Gender and Women Studies, Western Michigan University

Curriculum Vitae


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Department of Sociology
1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Dance and Performance (5)

Violence Against Women (9)

Critical Criminology (7)

Professional Development (1)