Miriam Gleckman-Krut

PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Michigan
Chapter Member: Michigan SSN
Areas of Expertise:
  • Reproductive Health
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Gender & Sexuality

About Miriam

Gleckman-Krut's research focuses on why institutions fail to prevent sexual violence. She offers a sociological lens to sexual violence prevention (e.g. what community or institutional factors contribute to the issue's longstanding prevalence?), and joins efforts to define a new sociological subfield in sexual violence.

In the News

"Xenophobia Does Not Belong in South Africa," Miriam Gleckman-Krut (with Jerusalem Hadush), Daily Maverick, March 20, 2019.
Interview on Betsy DeVos and campus sexual assaultMiriam Gleckman-Krut (with Nicole Bedera), Michigan Radio, NPR, September 28, 2017.
"Who Gets to Define Campus Rape?," Miriam Gleckman-Krut (with Nicole Bedera), The New York Times, September 18, 2017.
"Amnesty Report Too Harsh on SA," Miriam Gleckman-Krut, Cape Times, October 2, 2013.


"Silence, Power, and Inequality: An Intersectional Approach to Sexual Violence," (with Elizabeth A. Armstrong and Lanora Johnson), University of Michigan, July 31, 2018.

Conceptualizes sexual violence as a mechanism of inequality that is made more effective by the silencing of its usage. Traces legal and cultural contestations over the definition of sexual violence in the United States. Considers the challenges of narrating sexual violence and review how the narrow focus on gender by some anti–sexual violence activism fails women of color and other marginalized groups. Concludes by interrogating the sociological silence on sexual violence.

"Constructing 'Corrective Rape' for South Africa: An Evaluation of a Global Media Discourse around Sexual Violence in South Africa" (with AJ Lee). Harvard Kennedy School LGBTQ Policy Journal (2014).

Integrates social scientific scholarship on sexual violence – particularly that which employs an intersectional perspective– with the goal of more fully integrating sexual violence into the sociological study of inequality.