Promoting Well-Being and Combating Harassment in the Academy

This roundtable has been proposed to address a growing concern over well-being and safety in academia. This roundtable will discuss issues of harassment experienced by academics in order to better advocate for policies, systems and a culture that will help protect all members of the academic community whilst carrying out their teaching, learning, administrative and research duties. This may be in their classrooms, in the field, at conferences and/or online. The roundtable will offer an opportunity for those attending to discuss broad issues associated with harassment and discuss different means to promote a safe and welcoming academic community, free from harassment of any form. The feedback from this roundtable will be later collated by the roundtable organizers and distributed to attendees so as to provide guidance for university administrators (such as participants’ Deans, department chairs etc). The collated feedback will also be used to help inform ways in which ACR’s newly formed anti-harassment working committee can work to support its members. The roundtable aims to bring a sense of empowerment and encouragement to those in attendance to combat these issues. To this end, it should be noted that the purpose of the roundtable is to share broad ideas to combat harassment and promote well-being and safety. It is NOT a place to developed finalized policy or an opportunity to air specific grievances or make accusations against individuals. This will be strictly enforced by the roundtable chair.


Ekant Veer, Zeynep Arsel, June Cotte, Jenna Drenten, Markus Geisler, Lauren Gurrieri, Julie L. Ozanne, Nicholas Pendarvis, Andrea Prothero, Minita Sanghvi, Rajiv Vaidyanathan, and Stacy Wood (2018) ,"Promoting Well-Being and Combating Harassment in the Academy", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 46, eds. Andrew Gershoff, Robert Kozinets, and Tiffany White, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 895-895.


Ekant Veer, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Zeynep Arsel, Concordia University, Canada
June Cotte, Ivey Business School
Jenna Drenten, Loyola University Chicago, USA
Markus Geisler, York University, Canada
Lauren Gurrieri, RMIT University
Julie L. Ozanne, University of Melbourne, Australia
Nicholas Pendarvis, California State University Los Angeles, USA
Andrea Prothero, University College Dublin
Minita Sanghvi, Skidmore College
Rajiv Vaidyanathan, University of Minnesota Duluth, USA
Stacy Wood, North Carolina State University


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 46 | 2018

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