Victoria Banyard - March 25, 2013

Victoria Banyard

Professor of Psychology, University of New Hampshire

"Sexual Assault as a Societal Problem in America"

8:00 PM Monday, March 25, 2013
Dennison Theatre

"Who Will Help? Creating a Community Response to Sexual Violence Prevention"

3:10 PM Monday, March 25, 2013
Gallagher Business Building 123

Please join us for a seminar and lecture with Professor Victoria Banyard, who will share her research on the role of bystanders and the larger community in preventing physical and sexual violence.

Professor Banyard earned her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1994 and is currently a professor at the University of New Hampshire. She conducts research on the long-term consequences of trauma and interpersonal violence, focusing on the role of the broader community environment on trauma survivors. She has conducted several evaluations of Bringing in the Bystander, a college relationship and sexual violence prevention program focusing on empowering bystanders to intervene. Her research also focuses on building community safety nets for survivors, emphasizing training of friends and family to provide support.

Professor Banyard's articles on sexual violence prevention have appeared in leading scholarly journals. She has been a guest editor for numerous special journal issues on the theme of sexual violence, most recently for Violence Against Women: An International Journal, on bystander approaches to prevention. She has co-edited two books: Trauma and Physical Health: Integrating Trauma Practice into Primary Care (Routledge, 2008) and Trauma and Memory (Sage Publications, 1998).