2021 SVSH Symposium

Date & Time: Friday, April 2nd, 2021 from 12:00 pm- 3:10 pm (Week 1 of Spring Quarter) 

The Coordinated Community Review Team (CCRT) for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Misconduct at UCSC is charged with overseeing a collaborative approach to preventing and responding to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking to ensure that all students, faculty, and staff, regardless of their sex or gender, have access to and can benefit from their education and employment. Towards that goal, the CCRT held the ​very first Sexual Violence Sexual Harassment (SVSH) Research Symposium​.

The exciting event spotlighted SVSH related research efforts by UCSC faculty and graduate students. Our intention was to showcase this research in order to improve policy, education and prevention, and responses to SVSH on our campus. This symposium brought in key stakeholders, including members of the ​Title IX Office;​ ​Campus, Advocacy, Research and Education (CARE);​ ​and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). We aimed to bring researchers, these stakeholders, and the larger campus community in conversation with each other to help ensure that efforts to respond to SVSH are trauma-informed and empirically supported.

This event was open to all members of the UCSC campus community, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff.


Learn more about the event and presentations below!


SVSH Symposium Schedule

SVSH Symposium Schedule

 Intro remarks (Brian Arao, Associate Dean of Students & Chief of Staff; Sona Kaur)

12:15pm- 12:50pm

 Panel 1



1:00pm-1:15pm BREAK; Community Grounding Activity led by Carolyn Sohn (CARE Advocate) will take place during this break for those who are interested

Panel 2






Panel 3




Closing Remarks (Isabel Dees, Associate Vice Chancellor, Equity & Equal Protection)




Panel 1 (12:15-12:50 pm)

Ambivalent Sexism and Violence-Against-Women Attitudes and Behaviors: A Meta-Analysis


  • Brenda Gutierrez, Ph.D. Candidate, Developmental Psychology
  • Campbell Leaper, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology      


Perceptions of Romanticized Stalking & Cyberstalking


  • Sona Kaur, Ph.D. Candidate, Social Psychology & Title IX Graduate Intern
  • Eileen L. Zurbriggen, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology


Building a Better Fieldwork Future: An Evaluation of Scenario-Based Bystander Training to Prevent Sexual Harassment and Assault in Field Settings


  • Melissa Cronin, Ph.D. Candidate, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Roxanne Beltran, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Erika S. Zavaleta, Ph.D., Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 


Panel 2 (1:15-1:50 pm)

Consent in the Erotic Hypnosis Community: Thorny Issues in Sexual Consent


  • Sam Hughes, Ph.D. Candidate, Social Psychology


Attitudes about Affirmative Sexual Consent and Rape-Supportive Beliefs


  • Sarah Harsey, Ph.D. Candidate, Social Psychology
  • Eileen L. Zurbriggen, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology


Harm, responsibility, and ambiguity in judgments about sexual behaviors


  • Anjuli Corzine, Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology
  • Audun Dahl, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychology


Panel 3 (2:10-2:45 pm) 

Under-supported and under-reported: Gendered experiences and sexual harassment of STEM graduate students


  • Giselle Laiduc, M.S., Social Psychology Ph.D. Candidate
  • Emily Hentschke, Graduate Student, Social Psychology
  • Anna Sher, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Assessment and Survey Research, Institutional Research, Assessment, Policy Studies


Impact of Non-Consensual Sexual Contacts on Suicide Thoughts and Attempts among UCSC Students


  • Jason Dyer, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate, Developmental Psychology
  • Gary Dunn, Ph.D., Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Health & Wellness
  • Rebecca Covarrubias, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology & Faculty Director, Student Success Equity Research Center (SSERC)


Making Sexual Violence Legible: Student Narratives at UCSC


  • Alison Hanson, Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology & CARE Prevention Education Coordinator