WHA CARES
Committee on Assault Response and Educational Strategies

Your Stories

As historians, we know the power of stories. They convey the contours of change over time, enlighten us about lives lived differently from our own, awaken us to unimagined possibilities, and inspire us to take action. The personal narratives of survivors of sexual harassment and advocates in the fight against campus sexual violence are no different. It is only through their stories that we can fully understand the personal, emotional, and professional harms wrought by gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. Thus, we must listen.

Click on any one of the following links to hear our stories.

The Academic Sexual Misconduct and Violations of Relationship Policies Database, August 20, 2018

Anthropologists Tell Their Stories (ongoing)

“‘My Professional World Has Gotten Smaller’: How Sexual Harassment and Assault Distort Scholars’ Lives in the Academy,” Chronicle of Higher Education, May 11, 2018.

“‘A Complete Culture of Sexualization’: 1,600 Stories of Harassment in Higher Ed,” Chronicle of Higher Education, December 12, 2017.

“A Crowdsourced Survey of Sexual Harassment in the Academy,” The Professor Is In, December 1, 2017.



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