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Moylan, Carrie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

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Dr. Carrie A. Moylan is an associate professor in the School of Social Work. Dr. Moylan has 17 years of experience in the gender-based violence field, both as a practitioner and as a researcher. Currently, Dr. Moylan is engaged in research examining campus sexual assault policy implementation at colleges and universities. She also serves as the evaluator for the Region 6 Center for Sexual Violence Prevention, a five-year, $975,000 grant to provide community-based sexual assault prevention in western New York State. She has also conducted research on the functioning of multidisciplinary Sexual Assault Response Teams — for which she was awarded the Society for Social Work and Research Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award — and research on outcomes associated with childhood exposure to domestic violence in the home.

Selected Publications

  • Moylan, C.A. & Javorka, M. (2018). Widening the Lens: An Ecological Review of Campus Sexual Assault. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524838018756121
  • Moylan, C. A. (In Press). “I fear I’m a checkbox”: College and university victim advocates’ perspectives of campus rape reforms. Violence Against Women.
  • Moylan, C. A., Lindhorst, T., and Tajima, E. A. (In Press). Contested discourses in multidisciplinary Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs). Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260515585530
  • Moylan, C. A., and Lindhorst, T. (2015). ‘Catching flies with honey:’ The management of conflict in Sexual Assault Response Teams. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30, 1945-1964. doi:10.1177/0886260514549464
  • Moylan, C. A., and Lindhorst, T. (2015). Institutionalizing an ethic of coordinated care for rape victims: Exploring processes of legitimacy and decoupling in Sexual Assault Response Teams. Social Service Review, 89(1), 138-165. doi: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/679977


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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