Session Title

Harassment in the Academy (A Roundtable)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS)

Organizer Name

Dorothy Kim

Organizer Affiliation

Vassar College

Presider Name

Liz Herbert McAvoy

Presider Affiliation

Swansea Univ.

Paper Title 1

Discussant

Presenter 1 Name

Jennifer C. Edwards

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Manhattan College

Start Date

14-5-2016 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1360

Description

In 2015, SMFS as an organization began to gather anecdotal information about harassment in academia. In particular, we have begun to talk about harassment (bullying to sexual assault) at conferences, in the workplace, and in other academic settings. We are gathering survey information and also finding and locating resources about how to address harassment in academic spaces. We would like to convene this roundtable to discuss a range of topics and also share information and resources. As this has become a major piece in the Society's political/activist interests, we would like to share our survey findings and also discuss issues around Title IX, the rights of conference goers at US institutions, and the legal protections available in the academic workplace.

Dorothy Kim

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May 14th, 3:30 PM

Harassment in the Academy (A Roundtable)

Schneider 1360

In 2015, SMFS as an organization began to gather anecdotal information about harassment in academia. In particular, we have begun to talk about harassment (bullying to sexual assault) at conferences, in the workplace, and in other academic settings. We are gathering survey information and also finding and locating resources about how to address harassment in academic spaces. We would like to convene this roundtable to discuss a range of topics and also share information and resources. As this has become a major piece in the Society's political/activist interests, we would like to share our survey findings and also discuss issues around Title IX, the rights of conference goers at US institutions, and the legal protections available in the academic workplace.

Dorothy Kim