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Identifying and Challenging the Master Narrative of Campus Sexual Assault

The Department of English and the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences will host a lecture by author Jessica Harris on Monday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in 130 Colson Hall. 

In her talk, Harris will identify the dominant ways in which scholars, practitioners and policymakers approach campus sexual violence, often resulting in the failure to eradicate sexual violence on campus. In an attempt to challenge these dominant approaches and their shortcomings, she will explore how critical approaches to campus sexual violence inform more effective prevention and response efforts and are a necessary step toward eradicating gender-based violence.

Jessica HarrisAbout the Speaker
Jessica Harris was recently awarded the ACPA Emerging Scholar Award, a reflection of the over 30 journal articles, book chapters and blog posts she has published in the last few years. More recently, her co-edited book, “Sexual Violence and Its Intersections on Campus: Centering Minoritized Students’ Voices,” was published in January 2017.