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‘My Professional World Has Gotten Smaller’

The shadows cast by sexual assault and harassment loom long after the behavior itself stops. That message has echoed across the #MeToo movement, and it has resounded with particular clarity in academe. Women who have experienced harassment have described its often-invisible professional repercussions — skipped conferences, spurned research opportunities, fractured personal networks.

The Chronicle spoke with three women about how harassment and assault have altered their professional paths. They outlined the practical steps they have taken to navigate fraught situations, and explained the personal toll of coming to terms with what they have experienced.

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