AbstractsLanguage, Literature & Linguistics

Sexual Assault on Campus Book Proposal

by Laura Hanson

Institution: University of Oregon
Year: 2014
Keywords: Rape; Sexual Assault; Journalism; Book Proposal; Survivor; Non Fiction
Record ID: 2024464
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/18249


My thesis is a proposal (or query) for a book about sexual assault on college campuses in the United States. Inspired by my experience with the University of Oregon’s response to my sexual assault, my thesis is a proposal for a book that I hope will shed light on the process that survivors are forced to endure if they hope to seek justice against their attacker within the university system. Unlike so many books before mine, my project will be a compilation of stories from the mouths of sexual assault survivors, themselves, told with the help of a young journalist and fellow survivor. I anticipate that through my collection of stories, I will be able to make observations about the current and flawed university mandatory reporting system and general rape culture in the university community.