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RCGV faculty are committed to training and mentoring the next generation. We provide numerous and varied educational and employment opportunities to undergraduates, graduate students, law students, and new investigators—including comprehensive training in the design, implementation and evaluation of cutting-edge research and programs. Students will learn state-of-the-art methodologies, current theory, and strategies for successfully implementing research into practice.

The vast majority of our projects involve students, in a variety of capacities (study conceptualization, data collection, data management and analysis, writing, publishing, and presenting).

Support of students has included presenting research at conferences together, co-authoring publications, introducing students to key leaders in the field, and much more.

MSU undergraduate students are encouraged to directly contact faculty with whom they would like to gain research experience.

If you are interested in becoming a graduate student or law student at MSU, and then joining the MSU Research Consortium on Gender-based Violence, please apply directly to MSU through either one of our graduate programs, or through the Law College. The RCGV faculty work with students from all disciplines, but the primary units within which the core faculty work are below:


If you are already a graduate student working with an RCGV Faculty Member and are looking to join the MSU Research Consortium on Gender-based Violence as a Student member, email Cris Sullivan (sulliv22@msu.edu) expressing your interest and CC your RCGV Faculty Member.

All RCGV Graduate Student members are open to funding.

About RCGV

MSU’s Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence faculty and staff are dedicated to research and outreach initiatives related to ending and preventing gender-based violence and improving the community response to survivors. RCGV faculty are committed to mentoring the next generation of gender-based violence researchers by providing substantial educational and employment opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant and widespread social problem internationally, devastating adults, children, families and societies across the globe. It includes any form of harm that is both a consequence and cause of gender power inequities. It can be physical, psychological, sexual, economic, or sociocultural, and includes but is not limited to sexual abuse, rape, intimate partner abuse, incest, sexual harassment, stalking, femicide, trafficking, gendered hate crimes and dowry abuse. Gender-based violence intersects with race-based, class-based or religiously oppressive forms of abuse, and cross-cuts many other social problems (e.g., poverty, substance abuse, mental and physical health, crime).

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