Resistance: An Insider's Look at Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

The research of Tanya Shewfelt provides an insider's look at being a victim of domestic violence, social issues such as victim blaming, and the theory of resistance: that victims employ strategies of resistance rather than passively responding to violence.  The video she created is called Domestic Violence: The Untold Story of Resistance. Darrel Janz, a prominent CTV Calgary journalist, interviewed Shewfelt and the participant she followed on his weekly “Inspired Albertan” segment to debunk stereotypes and show that domestic violence victims come from all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. Shewfelt’s research is generating attention from the Alberta government and public sector agencies. Shewfelt received a 2015 Royal Roads University Award for Public Ethnography for this project.