Mary Stewart, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Social Psychology, University of Nevada
M.A., Temple University
B.A., University of Nevada
Stewart joined the faculty at UNR in 1987, after spending fourteen
years at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her major areas
of research and teaching interest are social deviance, family,
family violence and gender, all informed by a social psychological
perspective. During the first several years after taking her Ph.D.,
she had an opportunity to develop courses in what was then the
emerging field of women's studies. She developed the Women's Studies
minor at UMKC and directed that program for several years, offering
a number of courses on women's lives, including courses on motherhood,
birth, and violence against women. After coming to UNR, her continuing
interest in feminism and women's lives encouraged research in
the area of rape, battery, and breast implants, leading to a number
presentations and grant proposals for further study. She is currently
working in the area of breast implant litigation with a focus
on issues of evidence, corporate crime and violence against women.
Recent and Current Publications (Selected Examples):
Silicone Spills: Breast Implants on Trial. (1998) Prager Press.
"A Study of Shared Definitions of Reality in Rape Cases,"
(1996) Stewart, Dobbin, and Gatowski, Feminist Legal Studies,
Kent Law School.
"The Health Care needs of Homeless Nevadans: Is the Health
Care the Answer?" Nevada Public Affairs Review, Winter, University
of Nevada, 1994.
"Images of Women in Advertising in Vogue, 1945-1990,"
in Images of Women in the Arts and Mass Media, Mellen, 1993.
Gender Bias in Sexual Assault Cases: A Study of the Nevada Justice
System, Stewart and Storman, Supreme Court of the State of Nevada,
You can e-mail Dr. Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org