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Juliana Carlson

Associate Professor
Primary office:
Twente Hall
Room 310


Academic Areas

International organizational practices to engage men in gender-based violence prevention; formal support of new and expectant fathers to reduce child exposure to domestic violence; economic and social justice for families.


Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Teaching Interests

  • Social welfare policy
  • Social policy advocacy
  • Community practice
  • Global perspectives on gender-based violence prevention

Research Interests

  • Engaging men in violence prevention
  • Transition to fatherhood and child exposure to domestic violence
  • Poverty and child welfare
  • Parents' informal & formal social support
  • Prevention science
  • Intersectional theory

Selected Publications

Tolman, R. M., Casey, E. A., Carlson, J. Leek, C. & Allen, C. T. (in press). Bystander behavior in the context of gender-based violence: Willingness to take violence preventative action in a global sample of men. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma.

Allen, C. T., Carlson, J. Casey, E. A., Tolman, R. M., & Leek, C. (in press). Examining men’s perceptions of gender-based violence prevention programming content. Violence Against Women.

Carlson, J. & Casey, E. A. (in press). Disjunctures in experiences of support during the transition to fatherhood among men who have used intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Carlson, J. & Casey, E. A. (in press). Perceptions of men who have used intimate partner violence on creating a transition to fatherhood program. Journal of Family Violence.

Carlson, J. Voith, L. Brown, J. & Holmes, M. (in press). Viewing children’s exposure to intimate partner violence through a developmental, social ecological, and survivor lens: The current state, challenges, and future directions. Violence Against Women.

Carlson, J. Quiaison, M. Doan, A. & Mabachi, N. (2018). What can campuses learn from community Sexual Assault Response Teams? Literature review of teams’ purpose, activities, membership and challenges. Trauma, Violence & Abuse.

Carlson, J. (2017). Reaching out and digging in: A global perspective on engaging men in gender-based violence prevention. In E. Morris & F. Ouer (Eds.), Unmasking Masculinities in the 21st Century . Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Carlson, J. (2017). "What can I do?" Child welfare workers’ perceptions of what they can do to address poverty. Journal of Children and Poverty, 23(2), 161-176.

Casey, E. A., Leek, C. Tolman, R. Allen, C. & Carlson, J. (2017). Getting men in the room: Perceptions of effective strategies to initiate men’s involvement in gender-based violence prevention in a global sample. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 19(9), 979-995. DOI:10.1080/13691058.2017.1281438

Carlson, J. M., Allen, C. L., Leek, C. Storer, H. Casey, E. & Tolman, R. M. (2017). Participants' perceptions of the nature of events aimed at engaging men in efforts to eliminate gender-based violence. Global Social Welfare, 42(2), 91-103.

Tolman, R. M., Casey, E. Allen, C. L., Carlson, J. Leek, C. & Storer, H. (2016). A global profile of men participating in gender-based violence prevention
. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI:10.1177/0886260516670181

Carlson, J. Kendall, A. & Edleson, J. L. (2016). Becoming a father: The developmental “engine” of first-time fatherhood. Fathering, 13(3), 182-202.

Casey, E. Carlson, J. Two-Bulls, S. & Yager, A. (2016). Gender transformative approaches to engaging men in gender-based violence prevention: A review and conceptual model . Trauma, Violence & Abuse. DOI:10.1177/1524838016650191

Carlson, J. Nguyen, H. & Reinardy, J. (2016). Social justice and the capabilities approach: Seeking a global blueprint for EPAS. Journal of Social Work Education. DOI:10.1080/10437797.2016.1174635

Casey, E. Tolman, R. Carlson, J. Allen, C. & Storer, H. (2016). What motivates men’s involvement in gender-based violence prevention?: Latent class profiles and correlates in an international sample of men.
. Men & Masculinities. DOI:10.1177/1097184X1663480

Carlson, J. (2016). Child welfare workers’ constructions and causal explanations of poverty. Journal of Children and Poverty. DOI:10.1080/10796126.2015.1130124

Carlson, J. (2015). [Review of the book Pursuing intersectionality, unsettling dominant imaginaries, Vivan May]. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work DOI:10.1177/0886109915611930

Bell-Sepulveda, E. Carlson, J. & Rust-Martin, S. (2015). The ebb and flow: A multiple streams analysis of change in Kansas domestic violence policy. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 42(4), 37-54.

Storer, H. L., Casey, E. Carlson, J. Edleson, J. L., & Tolman, R. M. (2015). Primary prevention is? A global perspective on how organizations engaging men in preventing gender-based violence conceptualize and operationalize their work
. Violence Against Women.

Carlson, J. Casey, E. Edleson, J. E., Tolman, R. M., Neugut, T. B., & Kimball, E. (2015). Strategies to engage men and boys in preventing violence: A global organizational perspective. Violence Against Women, 21(11), 1406-1425. DOI:10.1177/1077801215594888

Carlson, J. (2015). Futures Without Violence. The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty.

Carlson, J. Edleson, J. L., & Kimball, E. (2014). First-time fathers’ experiences of and desires for formal support: A multiple lens perspective
. Fathering, 12(3), 242-261.

Carlson, J. (2014). Sage Book Series, Violence Against Women. Commentary: Considering the children: Child exposure to domestic violence (J. E. Edleson & C. Renzetti). I am not your victim: Anatomy of domestic violence, Upcoming Revised Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Kimball, E. Edleson, J. L., Tolman, R. Neugut, T. B., & Carlson, J. (2013). Global efforts to engage men in preventing violence against women: An international survey. Violence Against Women, 19(7), 924-939.

Piescher, K. Hong, S. & Carlson, J. (2013). An evaluation of the NW county collaborative: Our children succeed initiative. Minn-LInK, Child Welfare Special Topic, 14, Winter.

Piescher, K. Hong, S. LaLiberte, T. & Carlson, J. (2013). Educational outcomes of children in families receiving assistance from the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) (T. LaLiberte & .). Center for the Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, and Minn-LInK .

Carlson, J. (2013). Sweden's parental leave insurance: A policy analysis of strategies to increase gender equality. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare.

Casey, E. Carlson, J. Fraguela-Rios, C. Kimball, E. Neugut, T. B., Tolman, R. M., & Edleson, L. (2012). Contexts, challenges and tensions in global efforts to engage men in the prevention of violence against women: An ecological analysis. Men & Masculinities.

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