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Julia Wood
American professor and author

Julia Wood

Julia Wood
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Intro American professor and author
Is Academic Author Professor
From United States of America
Field Academia Education Literature
Gender female
Birth 26 August 1950
Age 72 years
Star sign Virgo
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Biography

Julia T. Wood is a professor of Communication Studies and Humanities, with a focus on personal relationships, intimate partner violence, feminist theory, and the intersections of gender, communication, and culture. She has written or edited over 20 books and 70 articles on these topics.

History/Background

Julia Wood was born in Bethesda, Maryland and grew up in North Carolina where she obtained her B.A. at North Carolina State University in 1972. From there she got her M.A. at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1973 and her Ph.D. at Pennsylvania State University in 1975.

Career

From 1973-1975 Julia Wood was an instructor at The Pennsylvania State University. After obtaining her PhD, Wood started as an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In the 1980s Wood began her research in interpersonal communication, with a focus on the power dynamics in communication ethics. Later her focus shifted to feminism, intimate partner violence, and the gendered dynamics in culture. In these studies, she has interviewed both men and women about their experiences of abusive heterosexual relationships.

Some of the books Wood has written include Communication in Our Lives, Gendered Lives, and But I Thought You Meant...: Misunderstandings in Human Communication.

Other Contributions

Wood has earned over 30 honors and awards for her work, including the CASE Award for Professor of the year in North Carolina in 1998, Gender Scholar of the Year in 2007, and George H. Johnson Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2010.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 30 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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