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Joke Depraetere is a Ph.D. Fellow of the Research Foundation—Flanders (FWO) at Ghent University. She received a Master’s Degree in Criminology and Sexology from the Catholic University of Leuven. Her research interests include male sexual violence victimization, particularly the risk factors, consequences, and specific influence of gender roles stereotypes on male sexual violence victimization.

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  • Sexual victimization
  • Male victims
  • Gender roles

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  • 2018-2022 – PhD: “#MenToo. Explaining the prevalence, consequences and risk of sexual violence victimization in adult males. Assessing the prevalence and effects of male sexual victimization and the influence of stereotypical gender roles on male sexual victimization risks and consequences.”
  • 2017-2018 – PhD researcher at the UN-MENAMAIS project