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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.

Anthropologists Tell Their Stories (ongoing)

"Protected by Decades-Old Power Structures, Three Renowned Harvard Anthropologists Face Allegations of Sexual Harassment," The Harvard Crimson, May 29, 2020.

“For U. of Virginia’s Miller Center, a Reckoning in the #MeToo Era,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 11, 2018.

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

"UCLA Student Wins Sexual Misconduct Claim against Professor," Los Angeles Times, March 18, 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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