Making power visible: 'slow activism' to address staff sexual misconduct in Higher Education

Tiffany Page, Anna Bull, Emma C. Chapman

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This article examines staff-to-student sexual misconduct in higher education in the UK from our perspective as founders and members of the research and lobby organisation The 1752 Group. We theorise sexual misconduct as a range of behaviours that include sexual harassment, assault, grooming, sexual coercion, invitations, and promised resources in return for sexual access. We argue that in order to address staff sexual misconduct in higher education, the problem has to first be made visible, and we outline the types of activism that we have carried out towards this end.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1309-1330
Number of pages22
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2019


  • sexual misconduct
  • higher education
  • activism

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