Christopher Dietzel, a PhD candidate in DISE and research assistant on the IMPACTS Project, has received a Mitacs Globalink Research Award. Chris will travel to Australia and work with Dr. Kath Albury, a professor at Swinburne University of Technology, to research violations of safety and consent that trans and gender non-binary people experience while using dating apps. For his doctorate, Chris is studying sexual violence in LGBTQ+ communities and sexual consent related to dating app use.
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