Professors Torres and Yllo to Host an International Conference on Sexual Violence at Wheaton College
- Women's and Gender Studies
Professors Yllo and Torres received a Wenner-Gren Foundation Workshop Grant to host a workshop on global perspectives on sexual violence in marriage at Wheaton College. The workshop promotes the development of anthropological research and theory on kinship, gender, violence and social suffering.
In the Spring 2013, the workshop will bring together anthropologists with scholars who have expertise promoting the inclusion of gender-based violence research in international human rights and health agendas.
The Wenner-Gren Foundation supports significant and innovative anthropological research into humanity’s biological and cultural origins, development and variation, to foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology, and to provide leadership at the forefronts of the discipline.