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Brockbank Madison, PhD Student

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Madison Brockbank

PhD Student

Graduate Students
School of Social Work


Maddie Brockbank (she/her) is a PhD student in the school of social work at McMaster University. Maddie has her Bachelor's of Social Work (2019) and Master’s of Social Work (2020) from McMaster. Her research, practice experience, and community organizing initiatives have been in the area of anti-violence work with men, specifically in exploring the links between sexual violence prevention, masculinities, and engaging men in primary prevention efforts. Additionally, she has research experience in the areas of homelessness, disability, curriculum development, and creating safety for marginalized students in university pedagogy. In 2019, Maddie was a recipient of the Young Woman of Distinction Award (YWCA Hamilton) and the President's Award for Excellence in Student Leadership (McMaster University) for her anti-violence work and community leadership.


Publications (peer-reviewed)

Brockbank, M. (2019). The myth of the grey area in rape: fabricating ambiguity and deniability. Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence, 4(4). DOI: 10.23860/dignity.2019.04.04.02.

Publications (not peer-reviewed)

Brockbank, M. (2020, August). McMaster, sexual violence, and the fallacy of “without precedent.” The Sihouette.

Brockbank, M. (2020, August). Beyond Ambivalence: Reflecting on Male Engagement in Anti-Violence Work. XY: Men, Masculinities, and Politics.