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Location: TBA  |  Thursday, February 7  |  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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The Sexual Violence Preconference will address current research on sexual victimization and prevention.  It will also continue the conversation of #MeTooPhD, focusing on the experiences of sexual victimization within the academy.  The Preconference is designed to have two major parts.  In the first half, scholars will present findings on prevalence of and attitudinal and behavioral factors related to sexual violence.  Featured research will include work focused on marginalized identities, such as sexual minorities, trans folks, and racial/ethnic minorities.  The second half of the conference will concern the application of sexual violence research in prevention programming and trauma-informed research methods.  In addition, bringing together both the presented research, as well as current events, to synthesize the current state of affairs, as well as focus on possible ways to move forward as a field. A set of break-out discussion groups will allow attendees to discuss their own experiences and recommendations for teaching about, researching, and applying methods of sexual assault prevention.


Victoria Burns, Florida International University
Kathryn Klement, Bemidji State University
Nicole Lozano, Angelo State University
Sharon Nelson, Eastern Michigan University
Alexandra Zelin, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


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We are now accepting submissions to present at the Sexual Violence Preconference.  Any type of sexual violence research will be reviewed, but we are especially looking for research that examines sexual violence through an intersectional lens and/or that samples from a marginalized population.  Researchers who are members of a marginalized group themselves are also especially encouraged to submit their work.

Please submit your work via this link.

Additionally, one feature of the Preconference is going to be small-group breakouts focused on specific topics in teaching, research, and mentoring.  If there are any topics or questions you would like to be addressed, you are encouraged to complete this form.


Kathryn Klement
Sharon Nelson


2019 Annual Convention
February 7 - 9, 2019
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97232, USA