Critical Pedagogy on Sexual Violence Learning Community

Registration for Winter 2022

Faculty, Full-Time Lecturers, and Part-Time Lecturers are eligible to apply for the Critical Pedagogy on Sexual Violence Learning Community. 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at noon.

The purpose of the seminar will be to engage faculty in discussions around power, inequity, and intersectionality and to support faculty who want to meaningfully address a culture of gender violence. As we work to understand the ideological shaping of desire and entitlement, we will explore the tensions and challenges of engaging in such contested work. We will discuss strategies for obstacles to teaching about sexual violence such as common myths about victims/survivors, perpetrators, and consent, as well as resistance to research-driven data. We will address trigger warnings and keeping students in the room, handling offensive comments, inclusive teaching that doesn't minimize social inequities, and the faculty's role in changing campus climate and challenging the status quo. We will also offer conceptual frameworks and pragmatic methods for integrating the seminar's topics into faculty research. By supporting faculty in prevention and education approaches that go beyond “compliance,” this seminar will provide space for faculty to discuss and evaluate the literature on sexual violence prevention and education, and foster ideas for how to effectively teach about sexual violence prevention as we confront our roles as teachers, researchers, and advocates. Each participant will receive a $300 stipend. All sessions will be held on Zoom.


  • Marilyn Corsianos, Professor of Criminology, Sociology, and Women’s & Gender Studies
  • Christine Hume, Professor of English Language and Literature
Tentative Seminar Dates (all meetings 12 PM - 1:30 PM):
  • February 4, 2022
  • February 18, 2022
  • March 11, 2022
  • March 18, 2022
  • April 1, 2022
  • April 8, 2022