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Support services

Dr Alison Phipps has created a growing list of support services for survivors which can be accessed here: https://genderate.wordpress.com/support/

Published journal articles

Leila Whitley and Tiffany Page. Sexism at the Centre: Locating the problem of sexual harassment. New Formations, no. 86, 2015, pp. 34-53 (This article has now been available for free access, thanks to New Formations).

Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Conference (SHHE)

Read the papers delivered at the SHHE conference on staff-to-student sexual harassment held at Goldsmiths in December 2015.

UK data

Sexual harassment allegations: find figures for UK universities, Guardian, 5 March 2017

Use the database complied by the Guardian to search for a UK university to find how many staff-on-student and staff-on-staff claims there have been in the past six years.

The Guardian investigation into sexual harassment in UK universities

Readers describe their experiences of misconduct, what happened when they complained – or why they chose not to.

Universities UK Taskforce Report

Sexual abuse and harassment by university staff against students – further work to address the issue, Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive, Universities UK, 3 February 2017

Changing the culture: Report of the Universities UK Taskforce examining violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting university students, Universities UK, 21 October 2016

This report summarises the evidence considered by the Universities UK Taskforce to examine violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting university students, and makes a series of recommendations for universities and UUK.

“The taskforce also received evidence relating to staff-to-student sexual harassment. This issue needs to be addressed, along with on-line harassment and hate crimes on the grounds of race. Universities UK will consult with universities, students and interested groups to assess what more can be done in these areas and what further action is necessary.”

Taskforce publishes recommendations to universities on dealing with violence against women and harassment, Universities UK, 20 October 2016

This news item summarises the main recommendations from the UUK Taskforce report.

Notes from the UUK conference on tackling violence against women and harassment, 4 November 2016

Submission to Universities UK violence against women, harassment and hate crime taskforce January 2016

Download the Goldsmiths Centre for Feminist Research UUK Taskforce Submission

UK Reports

University of Sussex Independent Review into The University of Sussex’s Response to Domestic Violence by Professor Nicole Westmarland. There is a summary posted here on the university’s website.

A review of Imperial College’s institutional culture and its impact on gender equality, 9 December 2016

US Reports

University of California Berkeley sexual harassment investigation reports

UC Berkeley has prepared and released a number of public records in response a public records act request to gauge how UC Berkeley had disciplined employees who violated the campus’ sexual harassment policy.

The Report on The Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct

The report collated responses from 150,072 students across 27 US universities. This study found that graduate students were three times as vulnerable to harassment by supervisors, teachers or advisors than undergraduate students. Nearly one in six (15.8%) female graduate students had experienced sexual harassment from a teacher or advisor.

American Philosophical Association‘s Committee on the Status of Women report on CU-Boulder philosophy department

Northwestern University Annual Sexual Misconduct Report for 2015-2016

Of 179 complaints made, 29 were in response to faculty and staff sexual misconduct.The report presents data on the number of sexual misconduct concerns reported to the Sexual Harassment Prevention Office and the Office of Student Conduct during the academic year 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2015.

Media articles, interviews and posts:

A Former Student Says UC Berkeley’s Star Philosophy Professor Groped Her And Watched Porn At Work, Buzzfeed, 23 March 2017

There’s a sexual assault crisis at British universities. And it’s getting worse, Huck, 22 March 2017

Charges of Ignoring Harassment, Year After Year, Ohio University, Inside Higher Ed, 20 March 2017

Sexual harassment at universities has reached record-levels, new research reveals, The Telegraph, 6 March 2017

‘It’s rampant’: Documents reveal 124 cases of UC employees’ sex misconduct: California Public Records Act request sheds light on 3-year span of Title IX investigations. The Daily Californian, 28 February 2017

On BBC Woman’s Hour Harriet Harman discusses staff sexual misconduct & the power imbalance for students (at 8.50sec), 1 February 2017

Harriet Harman memoir tells of university tutor’s ‘grade for sex’ offer, Guardian, 29 January 2017

‘Get house in order’ on staff-student liaisons, says NUS officer, Times High Education, 20 January 2017

BBC Radio 5 interview with Allison Smith and Adam Tickell on the Independent Review into The University of Sussex’s Response to Domestic Violence, 20 January 2017 (at 1.46.22)

Sussex University failed duty of care to assault victim, inquiry finds, Guardian, 17 January 2017

Northwestern University releases first annual sexual misconduct data report, The Daily Northwestern, 6 January 2017

What will happen in higher education in 2017?, Guardian, 5 January 2017

Universities under fire for gagging former employees, Guardian, 30 December 2016

Month by Month, 2016 Cemented Science’s Sexual Harassment Problem, Wired, 29 December 2016

Imperial provost: we will confront our problems head on, Times Higher Education, 21 December 2016

Ex-Stanford professor: I was pushed out after reporting sexual harassment, Guardian, 19 December 2016

I was assaulted while researching, but was too scared to speak out, Guardian, 9 December 2016

Sexual harassment panel condemns ‘culture of condoning’, Varsity, 5 December 2016

Campus Press vs. Colleges: Kentucky Suit Highlights Free-Speech Fight, New York Times, 2 December 2016

Deakin University gags staff over harassment case, ABC News, 21 November 2016

9 in 10 female students groped in clubs, Sunday Times, 20 November 2016

Berkeley Students Are Challenging How Faculty Harassment Is Handled, Slate, 18 November 2016

Investigation: UC Berkeley professor sexually harassed student, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 November 2016

‘It’s going to silence people’: setback feared in fighting campus sexual assault, Guardian, 11 November 2016

82 percent of surveyed Ohio University students said they’ve experienced sexual misconduct, NBC4i.com, 10 November 2016 (9% of graduate students of colour reported sexual misconduct by academic staff).

Concerns raised as Universities Australia funds Human Right Commission survey of sexual assaults and abuse, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 November 2016

Britain’s Universities “Plagued by a Culture of Sexual Harassment” News, Entertainment, Lifestyle, 31 October 2016

University sex abuse report fails to tackle staff attacks on UK students, The Guardian, 21 October 2016

Universities must offer ‘joined-up’ response on harassment and abuse, Times Higher Education, 21 October 2016

Universities Told To Take “A Zero-Tolerance Approach” To Sexual Violence on Campus, BuzzFeed News, 21 October 2016

Universities are making radical new changes to how they deal with rape, Broadly, 21 October 2016

Zero tolerance to sexual violence required on campus, University World News, 21 October 2016

I woke in a stranger’s bed, says university rape victim, BBC Education, 21 October 2016

Full list of Australian universities exposed by sexual assault investigation, 10 October 2016, news.com.au

The largest ever Freedom of Information investigation into reports of rape, attempted rape, and other sexual misconduct at Australian universities.

Scale of sexual abuse in UK universities likened to Savile and Catholic scandals, The Guardian, 7 October 2016

‘I was so traumatised’: accounts of sexual harassment in UK universities, The Guardian, 7 October 2016

Sexual harassment at university: ‘I felt terrified to say anything’, The Guardian, 7 October 2016

The Guardian view on student sexual harassment: stamp it out, The Guardian, 7 October 2016

Berkeley professor at center of sexual harassment scandal sues his accusers, The Guardian, 29 September 2016

UC Berkeley dean who violated sexual harassment policies returns to campus, The Guardian, 7 September 2016

“Deeply disturbing responses” to uni harassment survey Human Rights Commission says, ABC Australia, 31 August 2016

Suspension is a feminist issue, Times Higher Education

Sussex University allowed senior lecturer to continue teaching after he beat up student girlfriend, Independent, 12 August 2016

Sexual violence at the sociology conference, by Eric Anthony Grollman. Conditionally Accepted blog, 31 August 2016

Campus care advocate supports California State University, Northbridge, survivors of sexual assault, CSUN Today, 23 August 2016

For graduate students at UW-Madison, sexual harassment sometimes comes from faculty, Wisconsin State Journal, 21 August 2016

University of Vermont quiet on response to sexual harassment complaint, Burlington Free Press, 18 August 2016

UC Berkeley chancellor to resign amid controversies, including criticism of university response to sexual harassment allegations, The Washington Post, 17 August 2016

How sexual harassment halts science, Slate, 19 July 2016

What happens when a harassment whistleblower goes on the science job market, Wired, 17 July 2016

After a professor is cleared of sexual harassment, critics fear ‘Culture of Silence’ at Yale, New York Times, 8 July 2016

Chicago professor resigns amid sexual misconduct investigation, New York Times, 2 February 2016

‘Honey bear’: Berkeley student details alleged sexual advances by professor, Guardian

Why It’s Harder For Grad Students to Report Sexual Harassment, The Huffington Post

Feminist studies professor resigns from London’s Goldsmiths university over alleged sexual harassment of students by staff, Telegraph

Ethics and the Eye of the Beholder: Thomas Pogge, one of the world’s most prominent ethicists, stands accused of manipulating students to gain sexual advantage. Buzzfeed

This Professor fell in love with his grad student-and then fired her for it: A sexual harassment case occurring at Caltech, where the academic remains employed and is required to “undergo professional coaching” on supervising and mentoring students, Buzzfeed

Letter from Caltech President to the school community on the above case

The Consequences of Sexual Harassment in Astronomy: A six-month investigation found a decade of sexual harassment complaints against famous astronomer Geoff Marcy to be credible, The Atlantic

In Academia, there is no such thing as winning a sexual harassment complaint, The Guardian

Philosophy has a sexual harassment problem, Salon

Northwestern professor resigns after sexual harassment investigation, The Guardian

Sexual relations between students and faculty: A look at the sexual harassment policies at Canadian universities, University Affairs, 1 December 2000

Blogs

Strategic Misogyny – Collects stories of sexual harassment in higher education

Feministkilljoys – Prof. Sara Ahmed’s blog, with many relevant posts

Gender, body, politics – writing by Dr Alison Phipps

Tenure, She Wrote – a collaborative blog devoted to chronicling the (mis)adventures of women in academia, from undergraduate to Full Professor

Academic Sexism Stories – A Belgian blog also collecting stories of sexism in higher education

Feminist Philosophers

Being a woman in philosophy – the sexual harassment archive

Books

Sexual Exploitation in Higher Education: A Very Private Affair