Dr. Carolyn West

International Speaker
Domestic Violence Expert
Cultural Sensitivity Trainer
Expert Witness


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Culturally Responsive Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Training & Media


Dr. Carolyn West travels internationally to offer keynote addresses and lead educational workshops on topics related to domestic violence and women’s empowerment.


Dr. Carolyn West has released her original documentary, “Let Me Tell Ya’ll ‘Bout Black Chicks: Images of Black Women in Pornography”

About Dr. West

Dr. Carolyn West is an international speaker, filmmaker, author, domestic violence expert, cultural sensitivity trainer and expert witness. Her purpose is to equip professionals with the skills to provide culturally sensitive and responsive services.

She has traveled internationally to consult, lecture, and deliver training seminars on topics related to intimate partner violence and sexual assault. Dr. West creates inspirational materials to empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to embark on their personal journey of healing. In particular, her research and clinical expertise focus on experiences of gender-based violence in the lives of African American women


Dynamic Keynotes


Compelling Documentary


Informative Workshops

Expert Witness

Gender-based Violence Cases

New and Notable



Porn and prejudice: Is racism in pornography fueled by the shame and silence of its audience? A word…with Jason Johnson on Slate.com



Dr. West is awarded a Distinguished Professorship. Link to Without a safety net. University of Washington Tacoma: News & Information


Subjects of desire: Redefining Black female beauty. TVOntario The Agenda (2022, February)


A huge thank you to Dr. Carolyn West for her inspiring and thought-provoking talk!


Thank you for your tireless pursuit of education & research on domestic violence. I have learned much from you. I believe you plant seeds with providers, some of which will bear great fruit. You are a natural educator.

Kathy Jo

Forensic Nurse

Dr. West, you’re valued as a woman of excellence and love for the Nation and the Community

Honorable Senator Margaret Carter

D-Portland District 22

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