Sarah Dodd, AM earned her AM (MSW) from The University of Chicago, served in the Peace Corps in China and Togo, and has specialized in victim advocacy and violence prevention within higher education for the last six years. Sarah works as an advocate with and on behalf of survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence, regularly facilitates trainings and works hands on developing and evaluating campus primary prevention initiatives.
Sarah’s research interests are focused on the prevention of different forms of violence and how to improve systems that respond to violence. She is interested in social norms that uphold and reinforce a culture of violence and how communities, at scale, can identify, interrupt, and change these norms so as to impact the prevalence of interpersonal violence. Sarah is also interested in the impact of systems on survivors, how survivors maintain resilience while navigating systems and how systems can be improved to benefit the safety of all.
University of Chicago