Collaborative Research - Aims
Research on violence is central to the mission of other initiatives at GSU, including the Transcultural Violence Initiative (with a focus on political violence and terrorism), the Center for School Safety, School Climate, and Classroom Management (with a focus on bullying, sexual exploitation of children, and school climate), and the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development (with a focus on health promotion that includes, but is not limited to, child maltreatment and neglect).
The Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence is distinct from each of these entities in that its core mission is the study of interpersonal violence broadly and is not limited to specific context (e.g., schools) or form (e.g., child maltreatment). Collaborative research and team science is foundational to this mission, and thus the Center aims is to build and strengthen collaborative research teams within the Center and GSU scholarly community. The Center’s core faculty are internationally recognized scholars who collectively conduct high impact work on interpersonal violence across a range of disciplines, perspectives, and approaches. As evidenced by current and past grants, publications, and independent projects, a key part of the faculty’s scholarly impact lies in their commitment to collaborative research.