[S4715] Professional Issues Workshop: Confronting Sexual Harassment in the Academy

Created by SYSTEM Manager
Saturday, 11/19/16 4:00pm


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. Participants will analyze the problem of sexual harassment in the academy, examine possible responses to the problem, explore the establishment of a code of conduct for MESA, and share resources designed to raise
awareness among faculty and students.




Fatma Muge Gocek

(University of Michigan)
Panel Participating Role(s): Chair; Presenter;

Beth Baron

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