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Our wonderful RCGV faculty and students have been up to lots of exciting things!

Dr. Sheryl Kubiak and doctoral student Cristy Cummings will be presenting at the Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan (BISC-MI) conference in Dearborn, MI on November 2nd. The topic of the presentation is: Trauma Informed Considerations and Implications for Intervention: Men Who Have Experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse. More information about the conference can be found here.

Dr. Heather McCauley published an article this week, which provides guidance for clinicians and researchers working to reduce reproductive coercion and its impact on women’s health. The article appeared online in Contraception and can be found here.

Dr. Lisa Biggs has been awarded $100,000 from the Knight Foundation for her next theatre/dance work, AFTER/LIFE. AFTER/LIFE is a living history play that will be devised by Detroit residents and undergraduates at Michigan State University to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 riots. Conceived by Dr. Lisa Biggs (Assistant Professor, Michigan State University) and directed by Kristin Horton (Associate Professor of Practice, New York University), AFTER/LIFE will commemorate Detroit’s 1967 rebellion and tell the story of its aftermath from the perspectives of the overlooked thousands of women and girls who chased police, lit fires, threw bricks, shoplifted, and much more. Visit the Knight Foundation website for more information.

Congratulations to all our faculty and students on a great start to the semester!

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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