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We Learn From and We Support

We Learn From and We Support At SHaME, our research is enhanced by maintaining connections to the important work being done on sexual violence outside...

Job Ad: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research
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SHaME are recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow to join our interdisciplinary team from October 2021 or January 2022.

SHaME @ Bloomsbury Festival 2020 Recap

Public Engagement
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SHaME researchers contributed two events to Bloomsbury Festival 2020, which took place 16-25 October 2020.
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‘You’re not listening’ : Reports on survivors’ experiences with UK health professionals

Research
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Anna Weedon, an experienced children’s rights practitioner and manager, and research assistant with SHaME, discusses her research findings on survivors' experiences with health professionals in the UK since the late 1960s.

CFP: Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence

Shameless! Festival
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SHaME is pleased to present a Call for Proposals for public engagement activities for our upcoming Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence, co-produced with The WOW Foundation.
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‘Curing’ Homosexuality through Medicine: An Indian Perspective

Research
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Rianna Price, PhD Candidate at Lancaster University, discusses her research into the debates, understandings, and issues for queer Indians during the last 3 decades of the twentieth century.

Writing, Researching, and Surviving Sexual Trauma: A Creative Response

Public Engagement
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On 26 May 2021, SHaME closed its Writer in Residence Programme with Winnie M Li with a public panel and creative performance event with poet Clare Shaw, SHaME academics Professor Joanna Bourke and Dr Ruth Beecher, and our Writer in Residence Winnie M Li.

Literature and Sexual Trauma: Authors Writing Their Lived Experience

Public Engagement
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On 14 April 2021, SHaME continued its Writer in Residence Programme with a public event featuring a distinguished panel of award-winning authors who spoke about transforming their own lived experiences of sexual violence into different forms of literature. Our guests were graphic writer Una, philosopher and memoirist Susan J. Brison and poet Shivanee Ramlochan.

Sexual Violence, Medicine, and Psychiatry Symposium

Conferences
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SHaME is holding an online international, interdisciplinary academic symposium to explore the relationship between Medicine, Psychiatry, and Sexual Violence.

Sexual Violence and Criminal Justice: Approaches in Psychology, History, and Literature

Public Engagement
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SHaME launched its Writer in Residence Programme with a special In Conversation Event with Professor Amina Memon, Writer in Residence Winnie M Li, and SHaME Principal Investigator Professor Joanna Bourke.

SHaME x Winnie M Li

Public Engagement
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SHaME welcomes author and activist Winnie M Li for a Writer In Residence Programme taking place online across March - May 2021.

SHaME Research Leaflets

SHaME is an active, interdisciplinary research group with a wealth of expertise in examining the complex relationship between medicine, psychiatry, and sexual violence. Our researchers...

CfP for special issue: ‘Historicising the perpetrators of sexual violence: global perspectives’

Call for papers
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SHaME postdoctoral researchers Dr Ruth Beecher and Dr Stephanie Wright are seeking proposals for a special issue on the perpetrators of sexual violence.

Child Sexual Exploitation: Why Theory Matters: Our first 'virtual' reading group

Research
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Over twenty researchers and practitioners joined the SHaME team for our first online reading group on Monday 18 May 2020. The discussion centred on Jenny Pearce’s recent edited collection Child Sexual Exploitation: Why Theory Matters (Bristol: Policy Press, 2019).
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COVID-19 and the Spaces of Sexual Violence Against Children

Research
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Nick Basannavar, historian and Head of Impact at Frost Included, puts into historical context the increased risk of sexual violence against children in domestic spaces during the COVID-19 'lockdown'.

SHaME Event Reports

SHaME is an active research group hosting a rich programme of conferences, workshops, reading groups and seminar series, as well as a range of public...

Job Ad: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

General
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SHaME are recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow to join our interdisciplinary team from October 2020.

‘Sexual Violence: Laws, Communities, Interventions’ Conference 2019

On Friday 18 October 2019, SHaME co-hosted an interdisciplinary conference with the École Française d’Athènes in Athens. The conference aimed to better understand the intersections...