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Vanita Sundaram, Dr

Senior Lecturer in Education at University of York

Vanita Sundaram is Professor of Education at the University of York. Her research broadly covers gender and education, focusing more specifically on gender-based violence and teenagers; tackling everyday sexism, harassment and abuse in education across the lifecourse; and sexual violence in higher education. She is the author of numerous publications on these issues, including the newly-published Lad culture in higher education: Sexism, sexual harassment and violence (Routledge)(with Prof Carolyn Jackson); Global debates and key perspectives on sex and relationships education: Addressing issues of gender, sexuality, plurality and power (2016); and Preventing youth violence: Rethinking the role of gender in schools (2014). Prof Sundaram’s work has been drawn on by governmental inquiries into sexual harassment and violence in education, and she has acted as advisor to national policy-making bodies, such as the Universities UK task group on Staff-student sexual misconduct in higher education. She has strong international research and activist networks and is co-chair of the international Gender and Education Association.

Vanita Sundaram's contributions

BERA Conference 2021 – Keynotes now Available

For our first venture into a fully online annual conference, we were delighted to have secured four outstanding keynote speakers to present alongside the full range of symposia, workshops and...

BERA in the news10 Dec 2021

Vanita Sundaram – BERA Conference 2021 Keynote

In this paper, I will draw on research from schools and university settings to explore the idea that formal sites of education can be considered conducive contexts for sexism, sexual harassment...

Video3 Dec 2021