Gender-Based Violence Research Group
Mission: The UNC GBV Research Group is a group of graduate students, faculty, researchers, and practitioners who work to foster a better understanding of, and an end to, all forms of violence associated with a person’s gender. Our efforts affect change domestically and globally through research initiatives, advocacy, pursuits of funding, and the training of individuals working to prevent and control this epidemic.
Goals/Activities: Working in close collaboration, the following committees plan activities that facilitate interdisciplinary research, provide training and professional development for GBV researchers and practitioners, and create opportunities for networking for individuals interested in GBV research and practice.
The Communications Committee coordinates and disseminates all group communications and liaises between the GBV Research Group and partnering organizations. Laurie Graham (email@example.com), Doctoral Candidate, School of Social Work, is the chair of this committee.
The Training and Research Committee provides support and coordination for the group’s paper teams, writing workshops, and journal club, and explores opportunities for seeking funding for GBV research. Paper teams are interdisciplinary groups of scholars, including UNC students, faculty, and staff that conduct research on various aspects of gender-based violence. The journal club meets regularly to read and discuss publications covering various forms of GBV and the application of relevant findings to current and future GBV work. Hannabeth Franchino-Olsen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Doctoral Candidate, School of Public Health, is the chair of this committee.
The Event Planning Committee coordinates the group’s social and networking events as well as the annual Speaker Series and Research Symposium. The speaker series brings GBV researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to UNC’s campus to discuss their work with UNC students, faculty, and staff as well as community members. The GBV Research Symposium brings together students, faculty, staff, and community members to present and discuss current GBV research and practice. Yasmin Barrios (email@example.com), Doctoral Candidate, School of Public Health, is the chair of this committee.
Faculty Support: Drs. Beth Moracco, Rebecca Macy, Sandra Martin, and Steve Marshall are faculty advisors for this group.