[S5050] Professional Issues Workshop: Confronting Sexual Harassment in the Academy

Created by SYSTEM Manager
Monday, 11/20/17 10:30am


Sexual harassment of students and faculty is not a new problem in the academy. This problem is especially acute for graduate students and junior faculty across fields of study. Research suggests that 30% of graduate students surveyed stated that they experienced some form of sexual harassment in the course of their study. This finding has remained consistent over the past three decades. A new wave of survivor-led student activism in the United States has forced colleges and universities to review their existing policies on sexual harassment and sexual assault. However, the issue of faculty harassers has been largely ignored. Professional associations like MESA can play a role by facilitating discussion of these issues. Marty Langelan, the “Godmother of Direct Intervention” and author of “Back Off!: How to Confront and Stop Sexual Harassment and Harassers” will share with the audience a toolkit of nonviolent direct-action that is principled, precise, well-grounded, and effective at stopping sexual harassers in their tracks.




Fatma Muge Gocek

(University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Panel Participating Role(s): Discussant;

Beth Baron

(City University of New York)
Panel Participating Role(s): Chair; Organizer;

Marty Langelan

(Langelan & Associates)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;