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Sally Kenney, PhD

Specialty Areas:

the politics of gender-based violence, exclusionary policies

VPI Core Areas

VPI Core Areas: #Sexual Violence

Angles of Approach

#Law Policy


Dr. Sally Kenney’s research interests include gender and judging, feminist social movements, exclusionary employment policies, and pregnancy discrimination. She teaches service learning courses with violence topics on the politics of rape and domestic violence. She is currently studying women state supreme court justices and gender discrimination and advocating for more women on the bench. Her next research project is to work with women in prison, tackling the gender issues arising from mass incarceration, seeking clemency for battered women, and developing service learning courses with violence topics with incarcerated women.