Abstract: I will draw on research and theory that my students and I have developed over the last 25 years regarding interpersonal betrayals of trust. My presentation will include an explanation of betrayal trauma theory and information about institutional betrayal. I will present data from some of our research studies, including results from a study of sexual harassment of graduate students. Included will be suggestions for how to respond well to disclosures of mistreatment as well as ideas about how individuals and institutions can constructively address sexual harassment and promote institutional courage.
About the Speaker: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 200 articles, Freyd is also the author of the Harvard Press award-winning book Betrayal Trauma: The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse. Her book Blind to Betrayal, co-authored with Pamela J. Birrell, was published in 2013, with seven additional translations. In 2014, Freyd was invited two times to the U.S. White House due to her research on sexual assault and institutional betrayal. Freyd has received numerous awards including being named a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, an Erskine Fellow at The University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In April 2016, Freyd was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation. Freyd currently serves as the Editor of The Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. You can follow Dr. Freyd on Twitter at @jjforegon.
Professor Freyd will be introduced by Shelley Correll, professor of sociology and organizational behavior at Stanford University and the Barbara D. Finberg Director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, whose expertise is in the areas of gender, workplace dynamics, and organizational culture.
WISE Ventures, a joint initiative of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development & Diversity and the Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Stanford, joins with the Clayman Institute for Gender Research to sponsor this WISE Research Roundtable, one in a series of discussions with research scientists whose work illuminates paths to advance equity in scientific and technical fields.