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Beaujolais, Brieanne

PhD Candidate

Area of Interest
Gender-based violence
Sex trafficking
International social work
Campus sexual assault
Intimate partner violence
Victim services
Cultural humility in social work practice


Brieanne Beaujolais is a student in the combined MSW- PhD program. Her research interests relate to gender-based violence prevention, sex worker’s experiences of interpersonal and structural violence, and international social work. Brieanne currently works as a graduate research assistant with Dr. Cecilia Mengo where she is investigating help-seeking behaviors of female domestic violence survivors in Kenya. Brieanne has also worked with Dr. Tamara Davis’ research team conducting community-based participatory research related to the integration of behavioral health care in primary health care settings. With a master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Brieanne spent over ten years working with college students. She particularly valued her role as a long-term advocate for college students who had experienced sexual violence. She is the recipient of an award for Outstanding Commitment to Student Education at the Ohio State University, and her research has been presented at national and international conferences.