Women's History Month



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“Why measures against sexual violence in academia need to become DEI-informed,” a conversation with guests Drs. Gabriela Torres and Nelia Viveiros, was held at noon on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.    

Building on feminist governance, anti-racist, and alternative dispute resolution principles (Ahmed, 2021; Holland et al., 2018; Gómez, 2019), as well as research findings on BIPOC and SOGIE responses to sexual harassment interventions (Brubaker, 2017; Cantalupo, 2019; Gómez, 2021), the speakers will discuss the impact of separate and unequal institutional response to sexual harassment and racial bias in higher education, and suggest ways -- grounded in their leadership experience -- to bring about organizational change grounded in institutional courage (Freyd, 2014).  

About the Speakers:


M. GabrielaTorres
Professor of Anthropology and
Associate Provost for Academic Administration and Faculty Affairs
Wheaton College
Norton, MA

Dr. Torres is a cultural anthropologist specializing in the study of gender based violence and state formation. She has published numerous studies of sexual violence and militarization in Guatemala, as well as the recent edited volume Sexual Violence in Intimacy: Implications for Research and Policy in Global Health (Routledge, 2020). Recipient of the 2018 American Anthropological Association’s Gender Equity Award, Torres works regularly as a pro bono expert witness on gender based violence and Guatemalan country conditions and currently serves as Ombudsperson for Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault for the American Anthropological Association.


Dr. Nelia Viveiros
Special Assistant and Chief of Staff
College of Education and Human Development
Temple University

A first-generation, Latinx leader whose career in higher education has spanned over 20 years, and previously Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Operations at the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Dr. Viveiros now oversees a range of matters at Temple University’s College of Education relating to organizational development, diversity and inclusion, issue resolution, and advocacy on behalf of staff and faculty. 

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