The Gender-Based Violence Research Lab (GBVRL) at Lafayette College is co-directed by Professor Dana Cuomo (Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies) and Professor Susan Hannan (Psychology). We are a feminist research lab with interdisciplinary research projects centered on examining and addressing issues of gender-based violence at Lafayette College and across the Lehigh Valley.


The Gender-Based Violence Research Lab Whitepaper Series

In addition to scholarly publications, the GBVRL produces a Whitepaper Series, a collection of reports that we distribute to our community research partners and local stakeholders with the goal of working toward a safer community free of gender-based violence.

Visit reports here:

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Programming at Lafayette College: Findings and Recommendations – 2021

First Year Orientation Empowered Consent Prevention Program: Implementation and Assessment – 2022


Faculty Mentorship

The GBVRL prioritizes training Lafayette students in feminist and community-based research design, methods and analysis.

Student alum/staff:


  • Libby Mayer ’22


  • Ella Goodwin ’21
  • Libby Mayer ’22
  • Annika Murray ’23
  • Andrea Rivera Conte ’23