Intersectional Perspectives on Violence Against Women and Girls

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Arizona Cancer Center, Kiewit Auditorium

Monica J. Casper, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Inclusion
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Public Health
University of Arizona

This talk will focus on the social and health consequences of sexual and gender-based violence for women and girls, with attention to differences and inequalities. Though violence affects all women (and many men), some groups, such as girls and women of color, are significantly more disadvantaged. Addressing and seeking to eliminate gender-based violence requires that we understand its varied incidence and impacts.

Monica J. Casper, Ph.D. is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Inclusion in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Public Health at the University of Arizona. She is also an affiliated faculty member in the School of Sociology and in Africana Studies. She has published several books, including the award-winning The Making of the Unborn Patient: A Social Anatomy of Fetal Surgery; The Body: Social and Cultural Dissections; and Critical Trauma Studies: Understanding Violence, Conflict, and Memory in Everyday Life. She is founding co-editor of the NYU Press book series “Biopolitics: Medicine, Technoscience, and Health in the 21st Century,” as well as a managing editor of The Feminist Wire and publisher of TRIVIA: Voices of Feminism. More information can be found at