Living the question of responsibility

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We know that sexual harassment is a serious problem in academia. However, in this brief commentary I want to work against my ontological desire for simple answers to complex questions (of individual or institutional ethics, norms, power, university structures and hierarchies, bureaucracy, etc. associated with sexual harassment). I am curious what could be gained by asking questions-different, difficult, ethical, political, and personal questions. What would happen if we focused on questions instead of answers? In the following I am living the question of responsibility, especially in the context of the Penn State tragedy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-289
Number of pages3
JournalCultural Studies - Critical Methodologies
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • questions
  • responsibility
  • sexual harassment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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