CfA: Gender-based Violence in Higher Education. Deadline 12 March 2019

Call for Abstracts

Gender-based Violence in Higher Education
International Workshop to Connect Ongoing Research

May 8-9, 2019 at GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne, Germany

The workshop provides a platform for scientific exchange on various aspects relating to the study of gender-based violence (GBV) in universities and research institutions in Europe, including sexualized violence such as sexual harassment and gendered cyber bullying. The workshop is an opportunity to connect your research to other researchers’ ongoing work. We will have presentations and open space sessions to deepen the discussions and network. Our working language will be English.

We invite submissions which address the following aspects:

– Forms of gender-based violence and harassment, case studies focusing on specific academic disciplines, institutions, countries, or status groups.

– Measuring and analyzing GBV on campus, including the prevalence, gender stereotyping in questionnaires, measurement instruments, measurement bias, coverage bias, multivariate analysis of GBV, the role of intersecting characteristics e.g. gender identity, ability, age, social status, and research ethics.

– The relationship between GBV and perceptions of harassment with gender regimes, stereotyping, sexism, prejudices, social competences, political inclinations, and extremism.

– Research findings on interventions against GBV in higher education, including training, policies and legal frameworks, as well as bystander interventions, etc.

How to submit

We encourage proposals from researchers from a variety of backgrounds. Please submit a) your cover letter (max. 300 words), and b) an abstract of the research you would like to present (max. 700 words) by email to by 12 March 2019. Please provide the title of the abstract, author names, and affiliations with your abstract. You will be notified about acceptance by 25 March 2019. Please indicate in your cover letter whether you wish to facilitate an open space discussion (and the topic) in addition to your presentation, state your motivation to attend the event.

Event Organizer

CEWS Center of Excellence Women and Science is the national hub for the realization of gender equality in science and research in Germany. CEWS serves as a think tank for this political field, offering impetus for new ideas, initiating processes of change in support of science as well as actively creating and engaging the necessary transfer processes between science and politics. CEWS is part of GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, an internationally active research institute, funded by federal and state governments and member of the Leibniz Association. As the largest European infrastructure institute for the social sciences GESIS offers advice, expertise and services at all stages of scientists‘ research projects.

Dr. Anke Lipinsky
Senior Researcher
GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Department Monitoring Society and Social Change
Center of Excellence Women and Science (CEWS)
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
50667 Cologne, Germany


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