Dr. Sally J. Kenney's research interests include sexual assault on campuses, women’s imprisonment, gender in the judicial system and feminist social movements. She teaches an undergraduate service learning course, The Politics of Rape, and a summer course for high school students on Dismantling Rape Culture. In the Fall of 2020, Dr. Kenney will offer an Honors Colloquium on Dismantling Rape Culture for first-year students. As the executive director of the Newcomb Institute, Dr. Kenney has played an active role in addressing sexual harassment and assault on campus. In Spring 2020, the Newcomb Institute hosted An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Sexual Violence. She served on the Tulane Sexual Assault Climate Taskforce and continues to chair the Provost’s Committee on Sexual Harassment. The Newcomb Institute is currently working to create an undergraduate certificate program in Gender-Based Violence.
- Kenney, S. J. (2020). Does Any Woman Have Just One Survivor Story? One Vagina’s Monologue. Me Too, Feminist Theory, and Surviving Sexual Violence in the Academy, 105.
- "Measuring Women's Judicial Empowerment as Part of Political Empowerment," in Measuring Women's Empowerment across the Globe: Strategies, Challenges, and Future Research, Eds., Amy Alexander, Catherine Bolzendahl, Farida Jalalzai. Palgrave, 2017.
- "Toward a Feminist Political Theory of Judging: Neither the Nightmare nor the Noble Dream," in University of Nevada Las Vegas Law Review, 17 (3), Article 3.
- "Domestic Violence Intervention Program: Unconditional Shelter?" in Nonprofit Management and Leadership 16 (2): 221-243. 2005.
Courses with violence related topics
- POLS 4200 The Politics of Rape
- Newcomb Summer Session: Dismantling Rape Culture
- Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women: English 1010 Reading Law, Writing Feminisms