ABSTRACT

This book is about experiences of sexual misconduct in the everyday spaces of academia and what and how we can learn from experience to inform an Ethics of Care in the University.

By bringing wide range of lived experiences of students, staff and researchers out of their current marginalised positions within academic discussions, the book offers a deeper understanding of sexual misconduct in the academy for both students and staff. Each of the chapters offer not only opportunities for conversation and reflection, but address and suggest what responses to academic sexual misconduct could and should involve. By presenting collective accounts of experiencing, witnessing, researching and writing sexual misconduct in academic spaces, Sexual Misconduct in Academia examines how to develop ethical pedagogical practices, if an ethics of care is to be truly implemented or transformed.

This book is suitable for students and scholars in Gender Studies, Education and Sociology

Foreword; Introduction ; ; Part I: The Intersectionality of Identities and Recognition; 1: Casualties of Colonialism: Indigenous Women, Systemic Violence, and Precarity; 2: Sexual misconduct through inequality and precarity; 3: Uncovering Gender Disparity and Sexual Misconduct: A Quest towards Inviting (Trans-multi) Culturally Responsive Education; 4: Whose power? Uncovering non-paradigm experiences of violence and abuse in feminist fieldwork; ; Part II: Fieldwork Identities and Pedagogy; 5: Predicaments of Power: Trust-based sexualized violence in ethnographic fieldwork; 6: The unspoken experiences of ethnography: overcoming boundaries of (un)accepted behaviours; 7: "No, you’re not doing your research today. This is us spending some nice time together": Coercive Behaviour, Sexual Harassment and being ‘working class’ in the ‘field’; 8: Unveiling Sexual Harassment in Spanish Archaeology; Apen Ruiz Martinez, María Coto-Sarmiento, Lara Delgado Anés, Lourdes López MartÍnez, Part III: Disclosure, Complaint and Recognition; 9: Sexual Misconduct in Academic Liminal Spaces: Auto-ethnographic Reflections on Complaint and Institutional Response; 10: Sexual Violence: Challenges in Changing Campus Culture; ; Part IV: First Responders and Institutional Support; 11: Developing ethical pedagogical practices: exploring violence prevention work with academics; 12: The Walls Spoke When No One Else Would: Auto-Ethnographic Notes on Sexual-Power Gatekeeping within Avant-Garde Academia; ; Afterword ; ;