Joanna Bourke

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Domestic Violence, Firearms, and Covid-19

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Prof Joanna Bourke, SHaME's Principal Investigator, highlights how a rise in domestic firearms sales in the US is exposing girls, women and other minoritised groups to increased domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Domestic Violence during the 1918-1920 Pandemic

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In this post, Prof Joanna Bourke, SHaME's project lead, explores the history of domestic violence and pandemics by looking at the case of the 1918-1920 Spanish Flu.
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The Explosion of Domestic Violence during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Current Affairs
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Prof Joanna Bourke, SHaME's Principal Investigator, discusses the increasing global incidence of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Spotlight On: Changing Relations

Spotlight On
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In this edition of Spotlight On, SHaME's Principal Investigator Prof Joanna Bourke interviews Lisa Davis, Managing Director and Founder of Changing Relations.
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Spotlight On: RESPOND

Spotlight On
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In the first post of our new 'Spotlight On' blog series, SHaME project lead Joanna Bourke shares a profile on RESPOND, the first UK-based charity supporting people with learning disabilities and/or autism who have experienced sexual abuse and other traumas.

Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence

Public Engagement
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SHaME has been awarded a Wellcome Trust 'Research Enrichment - Public Engagement' award to co-produce a series of festivals with The WOW Foundation.

Joanna Bourke: Media Resources

SHaME project lead and Principal Investigator, Professor Joanna Bourke is a frequent contributor to academic and public podcasts, publications, tv and radio broadcasts, festivals and...
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Propranolol and the Politics of Forgetting Rape

Commentary
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SHaME Principal Investigator, Prof Joanna Bourke, debates the legal and moral implications of prescribing propranolol to victims of sexual violence.
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Domestic Violence

Commentary
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In this post, Prof Joanna Bourke, discusses the pervasiveness of domestic violence, and argues that we need to confront stigmatisation and shaming, and find new ways to empower vulnerable women.

Reclaiming Voice: Minoritised Women and Sexual Violence

In March 2020, Imkaan, the UK's only second-tier women's organisation dedicated to addressing violence against black and minoritised women and girls, published the report, Reclaiming Voice:...

Imkaan, Intersectionality, and Sexual Violence

Current Affairs
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SHaME Principal Investigator, Prof Joanna Bourke, discusses 'Reclaiming Voice', Imkaan's recently launched report on sexual violence against minoritised women in the UK.

Book Review - The Fear of Child Sexuality: Young People, Sex, and Agency

Publications
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In this post, Prof Joanna Bourke reviews Steven Angelides's recently published book, The Fear of Child Sexuality: Young People, Sex, and Agency.

Trauma, Body, and Mind: Forensic Medicine in Nineteenth-Century Dutch Rape Cases

In this 2013 article, published in the Journal of the History of Sexuality, Willemijn Ruberg explores rape trauma in nineteenth-century Holland.   Willemijn Ruberg 'Trauma, Body,...

Sexual assault as trauma: a Foucauldian examination of knowledge practices in the field of sexual assault service provision

In this article published in 2016 in Feminist Review, Suzanne Egan explores the diverse uses made of psychological trauma by sexual assault services.   Suzanne...

Children in the care of Nottinghamshire Councils Investigation

This report, commissioned and published in July 2019 by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), was the result of one of three investigations...

The London Rape Review

In July 2019, The London Rape Review was published by the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC). The research was a collaboration between MOPAC...

A 'Digital Strip Search'

Commentary
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Our Principal Investigator, Joanna Bourke, weighs in on the implications of new 'digital strip search' practices for victims' privacy, as well as rape reportage rates, case processing timescales, and rape conviction rates.

Book Review - The Technoscientific Witness of Rape: Contentious Histories of Law, Feminism, and Forensic Science

Research
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In this post, Prof Joanna Bourke reviews Andrea Quinlan's 2017 book, The Technoscientific Witness of Rape: Contentious Histories of Law, Feminism, and Forensic Science.