Intersections of Identity and Sexual Violence on Campus
Centering Minoritized Students' Experiences

Foreword by Wagatwe Wanjuki
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Publisher: Stylus Publishing
290 pp., 6" x 9"
While sexual violence has been present and prevalent on campus for decades, the work of recent college student activists has made it an issue of major societal and institutional concern. This book makes an important contribution to and provides a foundation for better contextualizing and understanding sexual violence. Each chapter in this edited volume focuses on populations that are not often centered in the discourse of campus sexual violence and accounts for individuals' intersecting identities and how they interlock with larger systems of domination.

Challenging dominant ideologies concerning assumptions of white women as the only victims-survivors, the racialization of aggressors, and the deleterious rape myths present in both research and practice, this book draws attention to the complexities of sexual violence on the college campus by highlighting populations that are frequently invisible in research, reporting, and practice. The book places sexual violence on campus in a historical context, centering the experiences of populations relegated to the margins, and highlighting the relationship between racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of domination to sexual violence. The final chapters of the book explore how critical models of intervention and prevention and a critical analysis of existing institutional policies may be implemented across college campuses to better address sexual violence for multiple populations and identities in higher education.

This book will expand educators’ understanding of sexual violence to inform more effective policies, procedures, practice, and research that reaches beyond preventing sexual violence and addresses the dominant systems from which sexual violence stems, in an attempt to eradicate, not just prevent, the act and the issue.

Table of Contents:
Foreword—Wagatwe Wanjuki
Preface—Jessica C. Harris and Chris Linder
Introduction—Jessica C. Harris and Chris Linder

Part One: Historical Context
1) Digging Up the Roots, Rustling the Leaves: A Critical Consideration of the Root Causes of Sexual Violence and Why Higher Education Needs More Courage—Luoluo Hong
2) Centering Women of Color in the Discourse on Sexual Violence on College Campuses—Jessica C. Harris
3) Reexamining Our Roots: A History of Racism and Antirape Activism—Chris Linder

Part Two: Contemporary Context
4) For Brandon, For Justice: Naming and Ending Sexual Violence Against Trans* College Students—Susan B. Marine
5) “The Wounds of Our Experience”: College Men Who Experienced Sexual Violence—Daniel Tillapaugh
6) The Intersections of Lived Oppression and Resilience: Sexual Violence Prevention for Women of Color on College Campuses— Ciera V. Scott, Anneliese A. Singh, and Jessica C. Harris
7) Sexual Victimization of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing College Students—LaVerne McQuiller Williams
8) Queer-Spectrum Student Sexual Violence: Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice—Jason C. Garvey, Jessi Hitchins, and Elizabeth McDonald

Section Three: Coalition Building for the Future
9) Intersectionality, Power, Privilege, and Campus-Based Sexual Violence Activism—Chris Linder and Jess S. Myers
10) An Empowerment-Based Model of Sexual Violence Intervention and Prevention on Campus—Naddia Cherre Palacios and Karla L. Aguilar
11) Mapping Identities: An Intersectional Analysis of Policies on Sexual Violence—Susan V. Iverson
12) Conclusion: History, Identity, and Power-Conscious Strategies for Addressing Sexual Violence on College Campuses—Chris Linder and Jessica C. Harris

About the Editors and Contributors


Reviews & Endorsements:
From the Foreword:
“I am amazed and humbled by the opportunity to introduce the contents of this book. It may sound like hyperbole when I say, ‘It changed my life’, but I honestly cannot think of a better way to describe its impact on my beliefs on organizing to eradicate sexual violence—on campuses and off. Intersections outlines what I’ve needed as a survivor during my times as a student and activist; this book should be mandatory reading for every individual who works with the issue of campus gender-based violence. Journalists, activists, and administrators alike stand to gain the knowledge needed to spur the transformative work of a power-conscious, history-informed, and intersectional understanding of the dynamics of sexual violence.”
- Wagatwe Wanjuki, feminist writer and activist