Sexual violence in higher education

As well as my political-sociological research on the contemporary feminist movement, the other key area of my scholarship and activism is sexual violence and ‘lad culture’ in higher education. This page brings together my body of work, produced since 2006.


I have written or co-authored a number of academic papers and book chapters on this topic, which you can access here (Open Access versions are freely available on this page).


reportsI have also co-authored several research reports, based on my work with the National Union of Students or with individual institutions across Europe. Access these here.


blogMany of my academic pieces have started life as blogs on this site or others. Access these here.


resources-pageI have been involved in producing a number of free resources for educators and activists tackling the problems of ‘lad culture’ and sexual harassment and violence in higher education. Access these here.


Help, support, advice, guidance signpostI’m afraid I don’t do casework with individual survivors. But I have put together a page listing sources of advice and support, which can be accessed here.


DChf-OpLI have written and appeared in the media many times on this issue. See a sample of my media articles and appearances here.

9 thoughts on “Sexual violence in higher education”

  1. Alison, this is amazing work; I am a philosopher activist and I have been writing about the silencing of women in philosophy and the fact that she had to wait over two thousand years to go to university. Now she is there I have been wondering about the pressure she may be under to just deal with whatever comes her way, which seems bad for her and for men. I am a granny now, but I see from your NUS work that this is not an old woman’s gripe, and your work will help. Thank you, I look forward to meeting you and, I hope, working with you in the future! Alison

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