Cathy Holtmann

Professor, Chair

PhD

Sociology

MMFC 211

Fredericton

cathy.holtmann@unb.ca
1 506 458 7442



Cathy is the Director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC). She is the academic co-chair of the Religion and Violence as well as the Violence against Immigrant and Visible Minority Women research teams at the Centre. Her research focuses on gender and religion, domestic violence, immigrant women, and social action.

She is a co-investigator with the Canadian research team on the project Violence Against Women Migrants and Refugees: Analyzing Causes and Effective Policy Response and represents the MMFC on the New Brunswick Roundtable on Crime and Public Safety. Cathy utilizes both quantitative and qualitative methods in her research. She has taught undergraduate courses for over twenty years and teaches an online course in the Family Violence Issues Certificate Program.

Selected publications

Holtmann, C. (2023). Violence in Families, Chapter 14. In Patrizia Albanese, ed. Canadian Families Today: New Perspectives, 5th Edition. Pp. 307-326. Oxford University Press.

Holtmann, C. (2022). Mixed-methods and comparative approaches to studying Muslim immigrant women in Canada. In Amélie Barras, Jennifer Selby and Melanie Adrian, Eds., Producing Islam(s) in Canada: On Knowledge Production, Positionality and Politics. Pp 299-323. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Holtmann, C., Robinson, E. and Williams, R. (2020). Interfaith Photovoice: An Example of Muslim-Christian Engagement in Canada, Visual Studies. DOI: 10.1080/1472586X.2020.1834447

Holtmann, C. and Nason-Clark, N. eds. (2018). Religion, Gender and Family Violence: When Prayers are not Enough. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Holtmann, C. (2018). Who Cares? Religious Immigrant Women, Social Networks, and Family Violence. In C. Holtmann and N. Nason-Clark, eds. Religion, Gender and Family Violence: When Prayers are Not Enough. Pp. 38-59. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Holtmann, C. ed. (2018). Exploring Religion and Diversity in Canada: People, Practice and Possibility. New York: Springer.

Holtmann, C. (2018). Immigrant Women and Religious Social Networks. In C. Holtmann, ed. Exploring Religion and Diversity in Canada: People, Practice and Possibility. Pp. 11-34. New York: Springer.

Holtmann, C. and Rickards, T. (2018). Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence in the Lives of Immigrant Women: A New Brunswick Response. Canadian Journal of Public Health 109(3), 294-302.

Nason-Clark, N., Fisher-Townsend, B., Holtmann, C. and McMullin, S. (2017). Religion and Intimate Partner Violence: Understanding the Challenges and Proposing Solutions. Oxford University Press.

Supervision areas

  • Sociology of religion
  • Gender
  • Immigrants
  • Domestic or intimate partner violence
  • Mixed methods research
  • Research using qualitative or quantitative methods
  • Visual sociology

Please contact me to discuss possible supervision for undergraduate, MA, and PhD research projects.