Professor Shariff awarded $2.5million to address sexual violence on university campuses across Canada and internationally

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Published: 19Sep2016

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Shaheen Shariff, Associate Professor with the Department of Integrated Studies in Education and Director of Define the Line Projects at McGill University, has been awarded a $2.5 million Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Grant to address sexual violence on university campuses across Canada and internationally.

“Our project will engage law; arts and media sector partners, academics and collaborators to propel universities into reclaiming their central role of research and education (as it relates to deeply embedded intersecting forms of misogyny, sexism, homophobia, and related forms of discrimination – often described as “rape culture”), says Shariff, who is also an Affiliate Scholar at Stanford Law’s Center for Internet and Society.

The project is for a term of seven years (2016 to 2023) and will examine:

·         Role of universities (policies, law and educational responses)

·         Role and influence of Arts and Popular Culture

·         Role and influence of News Media and Social Media

 

For more about the project scroll down this link: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/results-resultats/recipients-recipiendaires/2015/partnerships-partenariats-eng.aspx#a1

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