Victim Researcher Profile
Brandie S Pugh
University of Delaware
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Brandie graduated from Ohio University in 2012 with a BA in Psychology and a BA in Sociology/Criminology. During this time, she conducted a research study with colleagues on college students perceptions of the use of bystander intervention for preventing alcohol-related sexual assault. She then attended University of Delaware for graduate school where she continued her research in the area of sexual violence. Brandie graduated with an MA in Sociology and moved to NYC and worked as a research associate at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. Brandie returned to the University of Delaware for her PhD in Spring 2016 and is currently working on her dissertation. Brandie's research on sexual assault is now mostly theoretical and conceptual with a specialization in how the law defines sexual assault and how this has implications for the scientific knowledge we have acquired thus far. In particular, Brandie is focusing on verbal sexual coercion and consent. Brandie's work is interdisciplinary, she examines her research topics using law and society, psychology, biology, sociology, communication, political science and criminology literature. She also focuses on how experiences in childhood affect adult perpetration and victimization, as well as attitudes and perceptions of sexual violence. Brandie is currently in training to be a Crisis Intervention Hotline Counselor. She is also a Graduate Research Assistant on an evaluation of Delaware's rape prevention efforts.
Campus Sexual Assault, Child Abuse and Sexual Abuse, Domestic and Family Violence, Drug-Related Victimization, Sexual Abuse or Violence (other than campus sexual assault)
Data collection, Descriptive studies, Needs assessment, Program evaluation, Qualitative studies, Quantitative studies, Training and/or technical assistance
VICTIM RESEARCH EXPERIENCE