About the Authors

photo of earl smithEarl Smith

Earl Smith, PhD, is {Emeritus} Professor of Sociology and the Rubin Distinguished Professor of American Ethnic Studies at Wake Forest University.  He is the Director of the Wake Forest University American Ethnic Studies Program. Dr. Smith is the former Chairperson of the Department of Sociology, Wake Forest University, from 1997-2005.  Prior to his appointment at Wake Forest University, Professor Smith was the Dean, Division of Social Science at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in Tacoma, Washington. He also served as Chairperson of the Department of Sociology at PLU. He is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and books, including Gender, Power and Violence (2016),The Social Dynamics of Family Violence (2016, 2012), Prisoner Reentry and Social Capital (2010), Sport and Social Theory (2010), Race, Sport and the American Dream (2014/2009/2007), Interracial Intimacies (2009); Interracial Relationships (2009); and African American Families (2007). He teaches courses in Sociology and Sports Management at George Mason University.

Smith Curriculum Vitae

 

photo of Angela HatteryAngela Hattery

Professor Angela J. Hattery, George Mason University (BA Carleton College, PHD University of Wisconsin-Madison) is Professor and the Director of the Women & Gender Studies Program at George Mason University. Her research focuses on social stratification, gender, family, and race. She is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and books, including Gender, Power and Violence (2016), The Social Dynamics of Family Violence (2016, 2012), African American Families:  Myths and Realities (2012), Prisoner Reentry and Social Capital (2010), Interracial Intimacies (2009); Interracial Relationships (2009); Intimate Partner Violence (2008); African American Families (2007) and Women, Work, and Family (2001).  She teaches classes in gender and sexuality, intersections of race, class and gender, gender based violence and feminist methods.  In addition to her academic work she administers the Women & Gender Studies Program and directs the graduate programs (MAIS and certificate) in Women and Gender Studies.

Hattery Curriculum Vitae