VAW Empirical Research Applications

Addressing the Determinants of Child Mental Health: Intersectionality as a Guide to Primary Health Care Renewal
This 2010 article uses an intersectional lens to examine the complex interrelationships among the factors affecting child mental health and the associated policy challenges surrounding primary health care renewal. This is an abstract only. You can access the full article through the library, society membership, or by online purchase.

Application of Intersectional Analysis to Data on Domestic Violence against Aboriginal Women Living in Remote Communities in the Province of Quebec
This 2015 article discusses the theoretical and analytical intersectionality approach, focusing on its application to an analysis of empirical data obtained from qualitative research into domestic violence against Aboriginal women living in four remote communities in Quebec. Findings reveal the existence of different domination systems, as well as oppressive actions that interlock and interact at multiple and shifting levels, all of which shape and contribute to the reproduction of domestic violence among women living in remote Aboriginal communities. The intersectionality approach highlights the important role played not only by race, gender, and social class, but also by the historical context and the degree of geographic isolation in the domestic violence experienced by Aboriginal women living in remote communities. All these social systems increase the vulnerability of Aboriginal women to domestic violence. This paper is one of the few scholarly attempts made so far to apply intersectional analysis to empirical data on the phenomenon of domestic violence as experienced by Aboriginal women.

Gay men and intimate partner violence: A gender analysis
This 2014 article examines intersections of sexuality and gender in gay men’s experiences of intimate partner violence.

Intersectionality of Identity in Children: A Case Study
This 2012 article explores the application of intersectionality to psychological services for children. This is an abstract only. You can access the full article through the library, society membership, or by online purchase.

Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and HIV in Women
This resource document from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looks at intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV in Women. The document outlines studies that examine the incidence and prevalence of IPV and HIV among women; the links between IPV and HIV; the relationship between violence and the timing of becoming infected with HIV or disclosing HIV status; and women with a history of abuse and HIV or risk for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The CDC focuses on three areas to prevent IPV before it happens and prevent new HIV infections: 1) understanding the problems; 2) identifying effective interventions; and 3) ensuring that states and communities have the capacity and resources to implement prevention strategies.

Intersectional Research Database
The Intersectional Research Database was launched by the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity at the University of Maryland. It is a searchable annotated catalog of scholarly publications on the intersections of race, class, gender, and other dimensions of inequality. The database contains scholarship across a wide range of disciplines and methodological approaches. Categories of research include health/mental health/well-being; work/labor; theorizing intersectionality; sexuality; criminal justice; education; violence and power; family; LGBTQ; disability; racial/ethnic stratification; immigration; religion/spirituality; and welfare/poverty.

Intersectionality and Multiple Inequalities: Visibility in British Policy on Violence Against Women
This 2013 article analyzes the visibility of multiple intersecting inequalities in policy on violence against women in Britain. It finds variations in the extent and type of visibility between different fields of violence against women and concludes with the implications of intersectionality for policy. This is an abstract only.  You can access the full article through the library, society membership, or by online purchase.

Intersections of Immigration and Domestic Violence: Voices of Battered Immigrant Women
This 2008 article analyzes the relationship between immigration and intimate partner violence within an intersectional framework. Data are drawn from interviews with 137 immigrant women in the United States. Findings reveal impacts of identity on women’s understanding of violence, access to resources, and responses to violence. This is an abstract only.  You can access the full article through the library, society membership, or by online purchase.

Marginalized Identities, Discrimination Burden, and Mental Health: Empirical Exploration of an Interpersonal-Level Approach to Modeling Intersectionality
This 2012 article extends quantitative methodological efforts by modeling intersectionality across three levels: structural, contextual, and interpersonal, consistent with a social-ecological framework. This study’s results point to instrument development ideas to improve the statistical modeling of intersectionality in health and social science research.

People of Color with Disabilities: Intersectionality as a Framework for Analyzing Intimate Partner Violence in Social, Historical, and Political Contexts
This 2008 article uses two case examples to demonstrate how the complex intersection of race, gender, accent, immigration status, sexual orientation, disability, and socioeconomic status shapes women’s help-seeking decisions. The authors also describe programs that take intersectionality into consideration and discuss implications of intersectionality for various stakeholders. This is an abstract only.  You can access the full article through the library, society membership, or by online purchase.

Practicing Intersectionality in Sociological Research: A Critical Analysis of Inclusions, Interactions, and Institutions in the Study of Inequalities
This 2010 article examines what it means to take practice intersectionality as a theoretical and methodological approach to inequality. Three styles of understanding intersectionality in practice – group-centred, process-centred, and system-centred – are discussed. Using recent research examples, the article draws attention to the complexity of integrating intersectionality in all phases of the research process. This is an abstract only.  You can access the full article through the library, society membership, or by online purchase.

Some Men: Feminist Allies & the Movement to End Violence Against Women
This 2015 book uses life history interviews with men and women anti-violence activists to examine men’s varying paths into anti-violence work, with discussions of intersectionality woven throughout.

The Impact of Culture and Minority Status on Women’s Experiences of Domestic Violence
This article focuses on how women’s experiences of domestic violence are influenced by culture and ethnic background.  The authors completed a research review, which highlights the importance of considering intersectionality when working with women who have experienced domestic violence. The article addresses the issue of how much research to date has ignored the presence of ethnic groups in their samples, and has failed to consider within-group heterogeneity.

Violence in the Lives of Aboriginal Girls and Young Women in Canada Through an Intersectional Lens
This 2011 fact sheet focuses on violence against Aboriginal girls and young women in the context of intersecting systems of oppression, such as patriarchy, capitalism, and colonialism.

When Multiplication Doesn’t Equal Quick Addition: Examining Intersectionality as a Research Paradigm
This 2007 article presents a coherent set of empirical research standards for intersectionality. This is an abstract only. You can access the full article through the library, society membership, or by online purchase.