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Preventing Sexual Assault on Campus - A Faculty Perspective


Convening faculty members from Stanford and other prominent universities across the country who have been involved in sexual assault prevention and changing campus culture, panelists will share information, strategies, and potential solutions. Our goal is to advance dialogue about sexual assault with students, staff, and faculty at Stanford and beyond. This panel will educate and empower the growing network of faculty committed to breaking the culture of sexual assault.

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This event kicks off the Clayman Institute's 18-month series, "Breaking the Culture of Sexual Assault", where we will dig deeper into this issue and uncover the underlying causes and engage in a community conversation on potential solutions. Click here for more information on the series.


 This is event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, OpenXChange, Stanford Law School, Student Affairs, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, ASSU, and Women's Community Center.


    • Associate Dean for Equity, Barnard College
    Amy Zavadil is the Associate Dean for Equity at Barnard College. She oversees the intake and investigation of issues pertaining to equity, discrimination, or harassment, and serves as Barnard College’s Title IX Coordinator. Zavadil has a PhD in counselor education and supervision, focusing on college student development, and has presented nationwide on sexual harassment in higher education, bystander intervention...
    • Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Enviroment
    Anne McClintock is a Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University. She has lectured widely on gender sexual violence nationally and internationally, and received a MacArthur Foundational Fellowship to study sex trafficking. During her time as the Simone de Beauvoir Chair in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Professor McClintock worked with...
    • Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon
    Jennifer J. Freyd, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. Freyd is a widely published and nationally-renowned scholar whose work focuses on studies of betrayal trauma, institutional betrayal, and sexual violence, as well as minority discrimination, gender and sexual orientation, trauma and disclosures of abuse. She received her PhD in Psychology from Stanford University. The author or coauthor of...
    • Professor of American Studies, Yale University
    • Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University
    Laura Wexler is a Professor of American Studies and of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. Her scholarship centers upon intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class with film and photography in the United States, from the nineteenth century to the present. Her most recent book is Tender Violence: Domestic Visions in an Age of U.S. Imperialism, which won the Joan Kelley Memorial Prize...
    • Registered Nurse, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Natalie Weill recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and is a Registered Nurse currently working in home health. Weill and her professor Anne McClintock worked together to achieve the first expulsion for rape in the university’s history. For the past three years, Weill and McClintock have lead an initiative at the University of Wisconsin to bring...
    • Professor in Humanities and the Environment, Princeton University
    Robert Nixon is a Professor in the Humanities and the Environment at Princeton University. He has received fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has been awarded residencies from MacDowell and Yaddo. At Princeton, he teaches classes on gender, sexuality and race with a strong focus on sexual violence.
    • Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, State University of New York – Plattsburgh
    Simona Sharoni is a Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at the State University of New York – Plattsburgh. She holds a PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, and has conducted field research and written extensively on the relationship between violence against women and the violence of war. She authored the college-level curriculum that accompanied the film The Hunting Ground,...
    • Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values, Dartmouth College
    • Professor of Philosophy, Dartmouth College
    Susan Brison is a Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values at Dartmouth College. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has been a prominent voice in the anti-rape movement for over twenty-five years, and has raised public awareness of gender-based violence nationally and internationally.
  • Estelle B. Freedman
    • Edgar E. Robinson Professor, U.S. History
    • Co-Founder, Program in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies
    • Faculty Research Fellow, 2015-16
    • Faculty Research Fellow, 2010-11
      Estelle B. Freedman is the Edgar E. Robinson Professor in U.S. History at Stanford University, where she co-founded the undergraduate Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, she has written...
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    • Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor
    • Professor, Comparative Literature
    • Faculty Research Fellow, 2015-16
    David Palumbo-Liu is the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor, and Professor of Comparative Literature, at Stanford University.  His areas of interest include studies in race and ethnicity, human rights (, social justice, and literary criticism and theory.  His most recent book is The Deliverance of Others: Reading Literature in a Global Age.  He is a Contributing Editor for the Los Angeles Review of...
    • Frederick I. Richman Professor of Law, Stanford University
    • Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology, Stanford University
    Michele Landis Dauber has written highly original historical and sociological studies focusing on the history of social provision and the US welfare state. Professor Dauber is the recipient of the 2006 Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford University’s highest teaching honor. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty in 2001, Professor Dauber was a clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit...