Faculty Scholarship Talk: Janet Shope

This event features a presentation by Janet Shope, Professor of Sociology and Director of Academic Assessment, on her current research. 

Silences and Secrets: Knowledge of Sexual Assault on a College Campus  

This post-sabbatical presentation, part of a larger research project, examines how knowledge gaps about sexual assault negatively impact perceptions of the college climate. By the time of graduation, the majority of students, survivors and their confidants, have acquired knowledge of sexual assault, and yet, their knowledge is largely marginalized, relegated to the under commons, unable to generate the uptake needed to transform the discourse and social imaginary of college assault. Our research discusses the telling rules and processes that funnel disclosures of sexual assault along channels that contribute to silences and secrets and how these knowledge gaps limit the possibilities for epistemic justice.   

Friday, December 3 at 1:40pm to 2:20pm

The Academic Center at Julia Rogers, G48
39.410208, -76.594814

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Academic, Sociology


#scholarship faculty research

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