Comparing and contrasting two sexual harassment hearings to investigate race and gender.
Student: Gemma Laight
Status: In progress
Dissertation: Comparing and contrasting two sexual harassment hearings to investigate race and gender.
Dissertation category: Any
Short summary: Comparing and contrasting two sexual harassment hearings that occured 27 years apart, that of Professor Anita Hill and Dr Christine Blasey Ford, and how the stark similarities between the two cases as well as the reaction of institutions, the media and the public can help us to understand race and gender.
Detailed summary: My main area of interest surround both race and gender studies, specifically how the two often overlap as well as contradict each other. I am also interested in investigating the role of the media specifically with in these sexual harassment hearings. It is well documented that both cases had huge amounts of media coverage and the way that these narratives are perpetuated by the media can drastically alter the public perception.
University: University of Winchester
Course: Media Communications and Social Media