Brazilian university students report cases of rape on campus. In Portugal, young women experience humiliation and sexism when they enter university. In the UK, protests in an academic context put to the test policies for women. These narratives are present in a postdoctoral research project that will discuss violence against women in universities. One of the products resulting from this work will be a documentary that attempts to deal with the subjective perceptions of teachers, technicians, and students about gender violence in the Academy. Focusing on feminist epistemology that values experience as a way of knowing, this research has women as protagonists in both the denunciations and the execution of a video-activism on the subject.

Author Biography

Fafate Costa is Dr. Professor at Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Staff Visiting, Department of Sociology - University of Warwick (United Kingdom). Fafate is a journalist and teacher of audiovisual creation at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since completing her PhD thesis, her research has focused on violence against women. In 2019 she was a visiting researcher at the University of Warwick, UK, studying sexism and harassment in the university context. He is currently producing a documentary on the subject with interviews of university students from Brazil, Portugal and the United Kingdom. She can be contacted by whatsapp +5521972928897 or by email: fafatecosta@hotmail.com