Author: Vanessa Grigoriadis
Publisher: New York: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. 368p.
Reviewers: Andrea Giuffre and David Patrick Connor | January 2018
Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus by Vanessa Grigoriadis comes at a time of heightened interest in and attention to various problems occurring on college and university campuses. Many of these have been associated with fraternities, some with sports teams, and even in one case with the university marching band. Often revolving around drinking and sometimes drugs, one of these recurring problems is that of sexual assault. Grigoriadis, a journalist, interviewed more than 200 college and university students, administrators, and experts during her research. Interestingly, according to our reviewers, Andrea Giuffre and David Patrick Connor, “she deliberately presents a mystifying narrative of institutional betrayal.”