Experiencing Sexual Harassment in Academia

Solicited by the OAH Committee on the Status of Women in the Historical Profession

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Type: Roundtable Discussion


This roundtable of scholars examines the “open secret” of sexual harassment in academia from a variety of angles. Composed of scholars who study sexual harassment and sexual assault in academia, and activist historians, the roundtable will continue dialogue from OAH 2019’s #AcademicMeToo panel. Roundtable panelists will discuss their experiences, research findings, the long-reaching effects of sexual harassment, and move toward plans of action. This roundtable will also feature technology that allows for real-time polling and interaction with audience members.

Session Participants

Chair: Carrie N. Baker, Smith College

Panelist: Saida Grundy, Boston University

Panelist: Nicole R. Hemmer, Columbia University

Panelist: Savithry Namboodiripad, University of Michigan

Panelist: Joy Lisi Rankin, Independent scholar

Panelist: Joan Zenzen, Independent historian