Sexual Assault Prevention and Campus Equity Webinar

with Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan


Join Dr. Jennifer Hirsch and Dr. Shamus Khan with Grand River hosts Joseph Storch and Elizabeth Brady to discuss their newly released, free, companion resource, The Space Toolkit: A roadmap for institutional transformation grounded in insights from the book Sexual Citizens: Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus. The Space toolkit is both practical and helpful, grounded in a broad commitment to equity, and consists of a compilation of resources, suggestions, and ideas, for colleges and universities to examine and address power imbalances on the physical spaces on their campuses. Join us for this 60 minute webinar which continues this critical conversation with Elizabeth and Joe.


In 2020, Columbia professor Jennifer S. Hirsch and Princeton Professor Shamus Khan published SEXUAL CITIZENS: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus, (an NPR best book of 2020), which laid out an expansive, empirically-grounded vision for campus sexual assault prevention. The groundbreaking work put forth powerful new concepts to help explain the forces in young people’s sexual lives: sexual projects (the various motives college students have for pursuing sex), sexual citizenship (the possession of one’s sexual agency, and the respect for another’s), and sexual geographies (the landscapes, both physical and social, that shape the power dynamics and contexts of sex). The authors approach sexual assault as a public health problem and explain it by setting out a broader understanding of how sex is organized and what it means to young people in college.


Jennifer S. Hirsch

Jennifer is a professor of socio-medical sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Her research spans five intertwined domains: the anthropology of love; gender, sexuality, and migration; sexual, reproductive, and HIV risk practices; social scientific research on sexual assault and undergraduate well-being, and the intersections between anthropology and public health. She is one of New York City’s 16 ‘Heroes in the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence.’ In 2012 she was selected as a Guggenheim Fellow.

Shamus Khan

Shamus is a professor of Sociology and American Studies at Princeton University. He is the author of dozens of books and articles on inequality, American Culture, gender, and elites. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and many other media outlets. In 2018 he was awarded the Hans L. Zetterberg Prize for “the best sociologist under 40.”

Joseph Storch

Joseph Storch, Grand River Solutions’ Senior Director of Compliance and Innovation Solutions is a nationally recognized thought leader on the Clery Act, Title IX, student affairs, and due/fair process. Joe has trained thousands of higher education professionals across the country and served as a trusted expert for federal and state legislators and staff. An expert on the overlap of federal and state laws covering harassment and violence on college campuses, Joe has provided over 700 digital and live conference presentations and training sessions to tens of thousands of higher education professionals in 30 U.S. states.

Elizabeth Brady

Elizabeth Brady joins Grand River Solutions, Inc. as a Solutions Specialist after nearly a decade of experience in higher education, sexual and interpersonal violence prevention, and victim advocacy. Prior to joining the team at Grand River Solutions, Elizabeth served as Interim Executive Director of the Advanced Research in Reducing the Impact of Violence in Higher Education (ARRIVE) Center at SUNY where she oversaw prevention education and response programming for SUNY and its national programs and raised more than $9 million in external funding for violence prevention and response programming.


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