Students invited to complete research survey on gendered violence
All students are invited to participate in a research survey as part of a class project designed to raise awareness about gendered violence.
Click here to complete the survey. Students are asked to complete the survey by Wednesday, April 17.
The survey is being conducted by students enrolled in Dr. Laura O’Toole’s course SOA420: Gender Violence, which explores the personal, organizational, community and institutional factors that contribute to many forms of gendered violence through the lens of intersectionality.
The course requires students to design and implement a campus event during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year’s class has chosen the title “Gender Violence: Humanizing Experiences Behind the Data.” The students see their research project as a way to link the human experience of gendered violence to their own data – personal narratives and the voluntary responses to the survey – along with national data on the various manifestations of gendered violence.
Students will curate a gallery walk exhibit of their findings, which will be displayed from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 in the McKillop Library. The exhibit will include data, narratives, poems and images that capture the human dimension of the problems students have explored this semester. There will also be opportunities for attendees to share their thoughts about the ways that Salve Regina can continue to work for a campus and a world that is attentive to the critical concerns of mercy.
“Applying what we have learned through the creation, implementation and dissemination of findings from a social science research project is an important element of upper level classes in the sociology and anthropology major,” O’Toole said. “Projects that also benefit our campus and local communities are an important way to share what we learn in the hope that we can become better attuned to the human cost of social problems, and in this case, to connect the dots between violence in its many manifestations and gender roles and relations in society. The students have developed the concept with amazing creativity, passion and motivation to make us all more aware of sexual assault and to feel supported to work for personal and social change on our campus.”