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PhD, Northwestern University
MSW, Social Work, Dominican University
MA, Northwestern University
BA, Macalester College
Selected Publications
VanNatta, M. (2022). Peril and promise: Student experiences of virtual reality and implications for inclusive social justice pedagogy. Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, 9(3).
VanNatta, M. (2019), "Race, criminalization, and embedded discrimination in immigration court", Safer Communities, Vol. 18 No. 3/4, pp. 107-120.
Conceptualizing and Stopping Sexual Abuse Against Incarcerated Women. Social Justice Journal: A Journal of Crime, Conflict, and World Order. Special Issue on Sexuality, Criminalization, and Social Control. Vol. 37, No. 1. Pp. 27-52. 2010.
Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Legal Discourse: Emotion Narratives in Battered Women’s Homicide Cases. International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations. Volume 10, Number 3. Pp. 163-174. 2010.
Power and Control: Changing Structures at Battered Women’s Shelters. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 2. Pp. 149 – 161. 2010.
Constructing the Battered Woman. Feminist Studies. Vol. 31, No. 2. Pp. 416 – 443. 2005.


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