VAWGRN Webinar - 23.9.20 - VAWG in Higher Education: New Evidence, New Directions
From Miranda Horvath on September 23rd, 2020
Skip to (Video Time Stamp) - 00.00 - 02.37– Miranda Horvath Introduction to the webinar
Skip to (Video Time Stamp) - 02.37 - 15.33 – Vanita Sundaram (University of York)
Skip to (Video Time Stamp) - 15.59 - 26.50 – Adrija Dey (SOAS, University of London)
Skip to (Video Time Stamp) - 27.37 - 39.25 – Erin Shannon (University of York)
Skip to (Video Time Stamp) - 39.55 - 51.44 – Anna Bull (University of Portsmouth)
Skip to (Video Time Stamp) - 51.45 - End – Q&A and wrap up.
This is the third instalment of our autumn series of webinars planned by various members of the Violence Against Women and Girls Network (VAWGN). Find us on Twitter @VAWGRN
VAWG in HE: New evidence, New Directions
Speakers: Vanita Sundaram, University of York; Anna Bull, Portsmouth University; Adrija Dey, SOAS and Erin Shannon, University of York.
Chair: Miranda Horvath, Middlesex University
Dr Miranda Horvath in an Associate Professor in Forensic Psychology at Middlesex University. Miranda has extensive research experience having conducted national and local multi-site/team/strand evaluation and research projects in a range of forensic and community settings. Projects have focussed on women and children who have experienced sexual and domestic violence and practitioners who work with them. Also research on the cultural context in which sexual violence occurs with an emphasis on the influences of sexualised media (e.g. lads mags) and pornography on children and young people. All of Miranda's work comes from an applied feminist social psychological perspective.
About our Speakers
Vanita Sundaram is Professor of Education at the University of York. Her research broadly covers gender and education, focusing more specifically on gender-based violence and teenagers; tackling everyday sexism, harassment and abuse in education across the lifecourse; and lad cultures and sexual violence in higher education. She is the author of numerous publications on these issues, including the newly-published Lad culture in higher education: Sexism, sexual harassment and violence (Routledge)(with Prof Carolyn Jackson); Global debates and key perspectives on sex and relationships education: Addressing issues of gender, sexuality, plurality and power (2016); and Preventing youth violence: Rethinking the role of gender in schools (2014). She is co-chair of the international Gender and Education Association.
Dr Anna Bull is Senior Lecturer in sociology at the University of Portsmouth, and co-founder of The 1752 Group, a research and lobby organisation working to address staff sexual misconduct in higher education. Her research interests include class and gender inequalities in classical music education; and staff sexual misconduct in higher education. She worked with the National Union of Students on their 2018 report Power in the Academy: staff sexual misconduct in UK higher education and was lead author on The 1752 Group’s report Silencing students: institutional responses to staff sexual misconduct in higher education. Her monograph Class, control, and classical music, looking at cultures of class and gender among young middle-class classical musicians in the south of England, was published in 2019 with Oxford University Press and was joint winner of the British Sociological Association’s 2020 Philip Abrams Prize.
Adrija Dey is currently a British Academy post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Development Studies in SOAS, University of London. Her research is titled Gender Based Violence in Indian Universities: A Study of Campus Life, Student Activism, and Institutional Responses. Her research expertise lies in the area of digital feminist activism, student movements and looking at universities as sites of repression and counter-struggle. She is the author of Nirbhaya, New Media and Digital Gender Activism. She is also part of Account for This, Alliance of Women in Academia and other campaigns in the UK fighting against sexual and gender based violence in higher education.
Erin Shannon is a Ph.D. researcher in the Department of Education at University of York. Her thesis examines how universities in the United States and in England respond to student disclosures of sexual violence through policy discourse analysis and interviews with staff and students. In addition to her doctoral work, Erin has served as a research associate on the Office for Students' Catalyst-funded project, "Developing an Intersectional Approach to Training on Sexual Harassment, Violence and Hate Crime," and the ESRC-funded project, "Review of the Social Science Ph.D." She is a volunteer with York's Independent Domestic Abuse Service (IDAS).