Angie Moe

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Angela Moe (Angie)
Professor of Sociology
(269) 387-5276
3221 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5257
Mailing address: 
Department of Sociology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5257 USA
  • Ph.D., Justice Studies, Law and the Social Sciences, Arizona State University, 2001
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1998
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1996
  • Integrative Holistic Health and Wellness, Western Michigan University, 2013.
Teaching interests: 
  • Family violence and child welfare
  • Victimology
  • Qualitative methodology
  • Professional development
Research interests: 
  • Violence against women and child mastreatment
  • Pregnancy, perinatal health and motherhood
  • Holistic health, trauma recovery

Dr. Angie Moe is a professor of sociology at Western Michigan University and is affiliated with and serves on the advisory board for the Department of Gender and Women's Studies.

She approaches her research primarily through a feminist qualitative epistemology that lends itself to in-depth interviewing, participant observation and field research.

Her current lines of work center on:

  • Canine assisted trauma recovery and therapeutic modalities
  • Connections between maternal depression, domestic violence and pregnancy.
  • Cultural discourse surrounding pregnancy and early motherhood and women's subversions thereof.
  • Women's holistic healing through Middle Eastern dance.

Among her more than two dozen publications are refereed articles in:

  • Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence
  • Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare
  • Journal of Women and Aging
  • Journal of Leisure Research
  • Maternal Child Health Journal
  • Public Health
  • Violence Against Women
  • Women and Criminal Justice
  • Women and Therapy
  • Women's Studies Quarterly

Moe holds memberships in several professional organizations and serves on the board of directors for the Kalamazoo County Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Council.

Moe lives in Mattawan, Mich., with her two-legged and four-legged family.

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