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Dr. Sherry Hamby and students present at International Conference

Five of the presentations at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference involved Sewanee students.  Sponsored by the Family Research Laboratory (FRL) and the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC), independent research units at the University of New Hampshire, it typically involves 300 to 400 researchers from around the world. Held at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel and Conference Center, Portsmouth NH July 11-13, 2010.

The faculty sponsor of the projects was Dr. Sherry Hamby, Research Associate Professor of Psychology. The students are Chetna Chandrasekaran '11; Amy Jackson '09; Kaki Nix '10; Ann Thomasson '09; Lucy Taylor '10.

  • Chandrasekaran, C., & Hamby, S. Lifetime exposure to violence prevention programs in a college sample.
  • Hamby, S., & Jackson, A. Size does matter: the effects of gender on perceptions of dating violence.
  • Hamby, S., Nix, K., De Puy, J., & Monnier, S. Does culture matter in extending dating violence prevention to stable, Western democracies? Adapting a U.S. Program for Francophone Switzerland.
  • Thomasson, A., & Hamby, S. How youth and parents understand concepts about victimization.
  • Hamby, S., Finkelhor, D., Turner, H., Ormrod, R., & Taylor, L. Perpetrator gender and victim gender patterns in a nationally representative sample of youth.

Three faculty are at the University of New Hampshire: Dr. David Finkelhor is Professor of Sociology, Director of CCRC, and Co-Director of FRL; Dr. Heather Turner is Associate Professor of Sociology and Research Associate Professor in CCRC; Dr. Richard Ormrod is Research Professor in CCRC. Two faculty are in Switzerland: Jacqueline De Puy, Université de Lausanne (Suisse); Sylvie Monnier, Haute École de Travail Social de Genève (Suisse).

Travel support for the students received from the Director of Undergraduate Research through the Fund for Innovative Teaching and Learning.