Shamus Khan: Understanding Sexual Violence on a College Campus

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:25pm to 2:40pm

Shamus Khan, professor and chair of sociology at Columbia University, and co-principle investigator of the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation, will discuss how we might better make sense of sexual violence, and what we might do to create healthier campus communities.

The Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation is one of the most comprehensive studies of sexual violence within a community. Taking two years, and drawing upon surveys, diaries, focus groups, interviews and embedded ethnography, SHIFT is an attempt to systematically and scientifically understand sexual violence and proposes community transformations that can help address and reduce it.

Khan is the author of more than 70 articles, books and essays, including “Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School” (Princeton), “The Practice of Research (Oxford, with Dana Fisher), “Approaches to Ethnography: Modes of Representation and Analysis in Participant Observation (Oxford, with Colin Jerolmack), and the forthcoming “Exceptional: The Astors, the New York Elite, and the story of American Inequality (Princeton). He directs the working group on the political influence of economic elites at the Russell Sage Foundation, is the series editor of “The Middle Range” at Columbia University Press, and the editor of the journal Public Culture. He writes regularly for the popular press such as the New Yorkerthe New York Times, The New York Review of Books and has served as a columnist for Time Magazine.

For more information contact Alair Maclean. Event available through AMS, WSU Pullman, SPARK 233. Sponsored by the WSU Sociology department.

Engineering and Computer Science Building, Room 125