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Kaki Nix ’10 and Dr. Sherry Hamby publish with Swiss colleagues

The journal Violence and Victims has accepted for publication an article largely based on the independent study project Kaki Nix ’10 conducted during her last Sewanee semester.

A dating violence prevention program was adapted for use in Francophone Switzerland.  The project is described in an earlier department news story.

Sherry Hamby, Research Associate Professor of Psychology at Sewanee, notes that for the project Kaki used both her major in French Studies (transcribing French focus group material into English) and her major in Psychology (research design and data analysis).  They collaborated with Jacqueline De Puy, Université de Lausanne, and Sylvie Monnier, Haute École de Travail Social de Genève.

Kaki’s Bachelor of Arts was conferred Summa cum Laude with honors in French Studies and with honors in Psychology.  She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  Her comprehensive examinations in Psychology and in French Studies were both evaluated as “Distinction.”

Hamby, S.; Nix, K.; De Puy, J.; & Monnier, S.  (in press). Adapting dating violence prevention to Francophone Switzerland:  a story of intra-Western cultural differences.  Violence and Victims.