By Margaret Campe
2019 Lindsey M. Bonistall Research Fellow
For the past ten years Margaret Campe has been working to prevent and respond to violence against women through her academic and professional endeavors. Margaret earned her Master of Arts in Criminology from the University of Minnesota in 2010. Afterwards, she spent five years working under two different Department of Justice Offices for Research on Violence Against Women Grants in Oregon and Minnesota aimed at improving community response and prevention of violence against women.
In 2015, Margaret moved to the University of Kentucky to pursue her PhD in Sociology focusing again on prevention and intervention of violence against women. Margaret is using the Lindsey M. Bonistall Research Fellowship Award to enhance her dissertation research which is focused on gleaning a more nuanced understanding of risk and protective factors related to college campus sexual assault. Margaret’s intent with her research is to provide tangible policy recommendations for prevention and intervention of college campus sexual violence.
Margaret's research was recently published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence and she was invited to presented her research for the Disability Division of The Society for the Study of Social Problems.