Gender-Based Violence Symposium

Call for Presenters

The UNC Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Research Group is seeking student and practitioner presenters for the fourth annual Gender-Based Violence Research Symposium on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 11am-3pm. The symposium will feature presentations from UNC students and faculty as well as guest researchers, including Dr. Sarah Gamble from the University of California, Berkeley and Dr. Emily Rothman from Boston University.

We are seeking students interested in sharing their research in a brief 7- to 10-minute format. The theme for this year’s presentations is “Creating a safe campus environment” with an emphasis on preventing and responding to campus sexual assault and sexual harassment. In particular, we would like to highlight research on the safety of marginalized and under-supported students.

If you are interested, please complete the application for presenters, including the submission of a structured abstract for your presentation (250 words or less), by Monday, March 12th. Please organize your abstract with the following subheadings: Purpose, Method, Results, and Implications.

Submissions will be selected for participation in the symposium through a peer-review process. Those who submit an abstract for consideration will be contacted via email concerning the outcome of their submission as soon as possible. Find the full application here. 

Please contact Laurie Graham at with any questions or to suggest a presenter.

Call for Volunteers

We are also seeking volunteers who would like to help with various aspects of the Symposium on Gender-Based Violence Research including outreach, advertising, logistics, evaluation, community engagement, and more.  Please contact Sarah Treves-Kagan at if you are interested or want to learn more.