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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Annelies Hagemeister

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Picture of Annelies HagemeisterAnnelies Hagemeister joined the faculty in 2003 and was tenured and promoted to Associate professor in 2008, and became full Professor in 2014. She received her MSW from the University of Minnesota (2000) with a focus on services to children and families. In 2002, she completed her PhD in family social science also at the U of Minnesota, from which she had previously earned an MA (1994) and a Certificate in Child Abuse Prevention Studies (1996). Dr. Hagemeister's master's thesis research was on gender and generation in Hmong refugee families. Her dissertation research explored the informal social networks of battered women with children using qualitative methodology.

Annelies has also worked at the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, a project housed at the U of Minnesota - School of Social Work. While employed there she contributed to research on the intersections of child maltreatment and domestic violence and developed training materials for human service professionals working in this area. Annelies has worked in children's mental health at the Domestic Abuse Project in Minneapolis, in violence prevention with Illusion Theater, and crisis intervention services with Crisis Connection in Minneapolis (formerly YES/NEON).

Dr. Hagemeister's primary teaching areas are in social work research, social welfare policy, and domestic violence. Her scholarly interests include domestic violence, violence prevention, human rights, applied program evaluation, cultural diversity issues, qualitative research, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and grief. She has co-authored articles published in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Child Maltreatment, and Death Studies. She co-authored a book chapter on poverty and social work with Paul Mackie in 2007.