To advance its academic mission, the Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women is organized with affiliate departments and programs in the College of Arts & Sciences. Through these formal collaborations, we provide educational and research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students; we work jointly on curricular and research projects; and we organize invited lectures and other academic events. Affiliate departments and programs are also targeted for OPSVAW funding for student support and research activities.
The Office currently has four Affiliate Departments & Programs:
Activities Accomplished Through Affiliations
- During the academic year 2015/2016, the Office funded two fellowships in the Department of Psychology, two students in the Department of Political Science, and one student in the Department of Gender & Women's Studies/Department of English.
- During the academic year 2014/2015, the Office funded two summer fellowships for doctoral students in the Department of Psychology
- During the academic year 2014/2015, the OPSVAW funded one year-long graduate fellowship for a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science.
- In September 2014, the OPSVAW funded a portion of the project entitled Dangerous Places and State Action: Does Violence Against Women Legislation Motivate Women to Participate in Civic and Political Activities led by professors Tiffany Barnes and Abby Córdova in the Department of Political Science.
- In February 2015, the OPSVAW co-hosted with the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies and the African American & Africana Studies Program an Invited Lecture featuring Danielle McGuire, Associate Professor at Wayne State University, author of the book entitled The Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance ‒ a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power.