Kate Lockwood Harris

Communication Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Twin Cities

Award Year
2020
University Award
McKnight Presidential Fellow Award
Research Title
Transforming organizational responses to violence

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How are violence and communication related? This question guides Dr. Harris’s internationally recognized research on assault, sexual consent, and systemic racism. She analyzes how everyday interactions, such as two people discussing a traumatic experience, sustain or transform institutional inequities. She also assesses how organizations’ decisions and policies impact abusive interpersonal encounters. In 2019, Oxford University Press published her first book, Beyond the Rapist: Title IX and Sexual Violence on US Campuses.