New Perspectives on Campus Sexual Assault Research


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Participants : 


  • Leanna Papp, Doctoral Candidate, Joint Program in Women's and Gender Studies and Personality & Social Contexts, U-M

  • Sara McClelland, Associate Professor of Psychology & Women's and Gender Studies, U-M

  • Saida Gundy, Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Boston University 

  • Kamaria Porter, Doctoral Candidate, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, U-M

  • Michelle Munro-Kramer, Assistant Professor, Suzanne Bellinger Feetham Professor of Nursing, Director of Global Programs, Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, U-M


  • Samara Hough, Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality, University of Michigan-Flint
Event Date: 
November 1, 2021
Event Time: 
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online event via Zoom
Event Accessibility : 
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Research on campus sexual assault has the potential to inform policy, practice, and pathways to recovery. However, many have called to widen the scope of research in this area beyond the experiences of white, cis-gendered women on predominantly white U.S. colleges and universities, in party or social spaces.

As part of IRWG’s Initiative on Gender Based Violence and Sexual Harassment, we present an interdisciplinary panel of researchers who are pushing the boundaries of this field. Leanna Papp and Sara McClelland will present on the harms of "low level" unwanted sexual touching. Saida Grundy will share her work on racialized rape cultures on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Kamaria Porter will present on barriers Black women experience to reporting sexual assault during higher education; and Michelle Munro Kramer will share recent work on how colleges and universities in Sub-Saharan Africa have responded to sexual and gender based violence. 

This event will be recorded. Please register to receive a link to the recording.

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