Eradicating Domestic Violence

Can a new approach respond more effectively to the crisis of domestic violence?

In this lecture Rachel Louise Snyder presents her groundbreaking investigation into domestic violence, and offers her insights about how new methods of evaluation and new collaborative practices can make a difference in curbing domestic homicide. Featured in The New Yorker and other major publications, her research is also informing discussions of policy, and changing law enforcement and social programs that respond to domestic violence today.

Eradicating Domestic Violence: The Invisible Origin of All Violence

Wednesday March 2, 2016, 1 pm, at 228 Battelle-Tompkins Hall


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Click here to read “A Raised Hand” and “No Visible Bruises” by Rachel Louise Snyder.

 About our speaker

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Rachel Louise Snyder is a writer, professor and public radio commentator. Her first book Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade was published in 2007 by WW Norton. An excerpt of the book aired on This American Life and won an Overseas Press Club Award. Her second book, a novel set in Oak Park, Illinois and entitled What We’ve Lost is Nothing was published in January, 2014 by Scribner.
Snyder’s print work has also appeared in the New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Slate, Salon, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Men’s Journal, Jane, Travel and Leisure, the New Republic, Redbook and Glamour. She hosted the nationally-syndicated global affairs series “Latitudes” on public radio, and her stories have aired on Marketplace and All Things Considered.
Snyder has traveled to more than 50 countries and lived in London from 1999 – 2001 and in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 2003 – 2009. In the summer of 2009, she relocated to Washington, DC, where she is currently an associate professor in the MFA creative writing program at American University.


You can find out more on her website.