Racialized Sexual Harassment: Living at the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Victimization

NiCole T. Buchanan, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Michigan State University; Senior Visiting Scholar with the Institute for Research on Women and Gender

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Harassment research has failed to systematically integrate the ways in which membership in multiple devalued social status groups impacts the harassment experience and subsequent health outcomes. Nevertheless, multiple social status dimensions (e.g., gender, race, age, social class) create unique experiences of victimization and contribute to educational/occupational, economic, and health disparities across diverse groups. Research shows that women of color not only experience high levels of both sexual and racial harassment, but they also report racialized sexual harassment -- harassment that combines racism and sexism simultaneously.

In this talk, Professor Buchanan reviews the research on workplace harassment and the ways in which women of color are uniquely targeted.

Free and open to the public.
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