Nancy Shields

Nancy Shields is Associate Professor and Director of Sociology in the Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has published numerous papers on the topics of wife abuse, marital rape, and community violence. She has also published papers on social psychological issues pertaining to college students, including non-traditional students, engineering students, first generation students, and place-bound students. Her current research includes an on-going study of children and community violence in St. Louis, Missouri and Cape Town, South Africa, and a study of the effects of school and community violence on teachers in both countries.