Research

CFP: Humour and Sexual Violence Workshop

Call for papers
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The SHaME project is pleased to present a Call for Papers for our upcoming workshop, 'Humour and Sexual Violence', taking place online on 15 March 2023.

Announcing Ecoar! the second Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence

Events
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On 24th September, the Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence will take place in its second year in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro. Called Ecoar! Festival, the one day festival will be created and presented by Redes da Maré, in partnership with SHaME and the WOW Foundation.

COMPLICIT: Silence vs. Speaking Up in Hollywood and Everyday Workplaces

Events
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SHaME was honoured to host the official book launch of author, activist, survivor and academic Winnie M Li’s second novel, ‘Complicit’ (Orion). Winnie was joined in conversation by Prof Joanna Bourke and guests Marai Larasi, Prof Liz Kelly, Rowena Chiu, and Dr Katherine Angel.

Fragmented and Frustrating: Rethinking Post-rape HIV Policies

Commentary
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Amongst the many risks and uncertainties brought on by an act of sexual violence is the threat of sexually transmitted infection. What are the barriers to such post-rape health care and advice? In this blog, SHaME Postdoctoral Fellow Dr George Severs reflects on a policy roundtable which considered these questions in relation to HIV.

Book Launch: Teenage Dreams: Girlhood Sexualities in the US Culture Wars

Events
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On 13th July 2022, SHaME hosted the official book launch of Dr Charlie Jeffries' book, Teenage Dreams: Girlhood Sexualities in the US Culture Wars (Rutgers University Press, 2022). Charlie was joined by SHaME's Prof Joanna Bourke for a short reading and discussion of what this book can tell us about the race- and class-inflected battles over adolescent women’s sexual and reproductive lives.

Book Launch: Bodies in Evidence: Race, Gender, and Science in Sexual Assault Adjudication

Events
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On 28 April 2022, SHaME presented the official book launch of Associate Prof Sameena Mulla and Associate Prof Heather Hlavka's 'Bodies in Evidence: Race, Gender, and Science in Sexual Assault Adjudication' (New York University Press). Heather and Sameena were joined in conversation by host Prof Joanna Bourke and guests Assistant Prof April Petillo, Dr Gethin Rees, and Prof M Gabriela Torres.

Book Launch: Trailing Abuse: Considering Historical Representations of Sexual Violence Against Children

Events
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On 14 December 2021, SHaME closed its 2021 Events Calendar with the official book launch of Dr Nick Basannavar’s ‘Sexual Violence Against Children in Britain Since 1965: Trailing Abuse’ (Palgrave Macmillan). Nick was joined in conversation by host Professor Joanna Bourke (Principal Investigator at SHaME) and guests Professor Adrian Bingham (Sheffield) and Professor Rachel Hope Cleves (Victoria).

Job Ad: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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

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.
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Spotlight On: Dr Ángel Alcalde

Spotlight On
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In this installment of 'Spotlight On', SHaME postdoctoral researcher Dr Stephanie Wright, speaks to Dr Ángel Alcalde (University of Melbourne) about his work on sexual violence during the Spanish Civil War and Francoist dictatorship.

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'.

Trauma, Neuroscience and Feminist Practice

Research
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Dr Suzanne Egan, Research Associate at the University of Sydney's School of Education and Social Work, discusses the role that neuroscience can play in feminist theory and practice related to sexual violence and trauma.

Sensitive Sources in Different Jurisdictions

Research
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Post-doctoral fellow, Dr Ruth Beecher, reviews a 'Sensitive Sources' seminar organised by Dr Louise Hide and Dr Anne Hanley addressing the challenges of working with sources in different jurisdictions and regions.

A Voyage Into the Unknown...Working with Academics

Public Engagement
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TV Producer and Director, James Gray, shares his reflections on working with academics and moving from 'Imposter Syndrome' to finding common ground through a shared interest in engaging with people and their stories.

Silence and shame, ethics and the living

Research
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PhD student, Adeline Moussion explores questions of when and how silences resulting from shame can be used as data. This blog post is part two of a series on Ethics and Historical Research Practices.