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The RCGV staff and students can offer students research experience through lab work on campus.  Working in research labs is a great way to gain experience for graduate school, get acquainted with professors and become involved in interesting projects here on campus.

Ecological-Community Psychology:

  • Seeking students interested in research experience in a lab focused on issues of gender, violence and system responses.  Work will include transcription, and coding.  Summer and Fall 490 credits or volunteer experience are possible.  Interested students should email their resume, contact information and availability to Dr. Cris Sullivan at sulliv22@msu.edu.
  • Seeking 2-3 undergraduate students seeking 490 credits, or those willing to be dedicated volunteers, to conduct a meta-analysis for a thesis examining whether the ways that sexual assault studies recruit participants leads to variation in their findings. Work will include reviewing and coding articles. Students interested can gain experience in critical thinking, and exposure to a wide range of gender based violence literature. Interested students should contact Rachael Goodman-Williams at goodm169@msu.edu.


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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