Claire Kaplan, Ph.D., is Director of the Gender Violence and Social Change Program at UVA’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center. She got her start as an anti-violence activist and advocate in Los Angeles, CA in mid-1980’s. In addition to her course, Gender Violence & Social Justice, Claire taught the study-abroad class, Women in Central America: Local Activism in Global Context. Claire manages a national listserv for campus-based anti-violence programs, and has served on numerous committees and boards, including the Leadership Council of Campus Advocacy and Prevention Professionals, the Take Back the Night Foundation Board; and the Campus Task Force of Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. She also serves as a Confidential Advocate for survivors of gender-based and sexual misconduct who are UVa students, faculty and staff. She currently lives outside of Charlottesville with her wife, two cats and the occasional foster pup.
1400 University Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903
B.S. from University of California- Davis
Masters from the University of Southern California
Ph.D. from the University of Virginia