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About Dr. Martha McCaughey

Dr. Martha McCaughey is a professor of sociology and a member of the Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies Program at Appalachian State University. Her scholarly interests include gender, sexuality, violence, technology and privacy. Her work on the women’s self-defense movement includes the book "Real Knockouts: The Physical Feminism of Women's Self-Defense." Her work on gender, violence and science popularization includes the book "The Caveman Mystique." She also edited two volumes about online activism, "Cyberactivism" (2003) and "Cyberactivism on the Participatory Web" (2014).  She authors a blog on women’s self-defense, seejanefightback.com.

Areas of Expertise
Gender
Sexuality
Rape Prevention and Education
Technology and Privacy

Positions

Present Professor of Sociology, College of Arts of Sciences, Appalachian State University Department of Sociology
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Honors and Awards

  • Don Sink Family Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, 2014
  • Appalachian American Association of University Professors Recognition Award for Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance, 2009
  • Bridges Program in Academic Leadership for Women, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, 2004

Courses

  • Popular Culture
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Bodies and Sexualities
  • Life Politics
  • Constructions of Gender

Education

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1995 Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara ‐ Sociology
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1995 Doctoral Certificate, University of California, San Francisco ‐ Women's Studies
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1991 M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara ‐ Sociology
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1988 B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor ‐ Sociology
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Contact Information

mccaugheym@appstate.edu
828-262-2028


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