Betty Jo Barrett Betty Barrett
(519) 253-3000 ext. 3084
I am a feminist social work scholar and anti-violence educator who studies intimate partner violence in heterosexual and LGBTQ relationships.  I am especially interested in looking at the ways in which formal service providers (such as the police and battered women’s organizations) and informal sources of help (such as friends and social bystanders) support survivors in the aftermath of violence. I also research cultural representations and narratives of violence in the media. My recent scholarship is grounded in ecofeminist approaches to violence and examines the intersection of animal abuse and woman abuse in violent households.
Feminism is at the heart of not only my scholarship but also my approach to teaching and learning. As a Women’s and Gender Studies professor, I view the classroom as a site for personal and collective transformation.  Through engaging with students as co-creators of knowledge, I continue to grow as a teacher, learner, and community member.
Email to see what I'm teaching next or look for me teaching these courses:
  • Women in Canadian Society
  • Women's Bodies, Women's Health
  • Social Work and Violence
  • Feminist Social Work Practice
  • Feminist Frameworks for Research