SHaME is an active research group that started in October 2018. We will be hosting regular conferences, workshops, and other outreach activities.


On October 7th, SHaME will be celebrating the release of Professor Joanna Bourke’s new book, Disgrace: Global Reflections on Sexual Violence, published by Reaktion Books. Joanna will be joined by Jude Kelly CBE, Marai Larasi, Dr Rhea Sookdeosingh, and Maisha Sumah in a conversation between artists, activists and academics on boundary-crossing global approaches to creating a rape free world.

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SHaME is thrilled to announce 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 will be joined in conversation by host Prof Joanna Bourke and guests Assistant Prof April Petillo, Dr Gethin Rees, and Prof M Gabriela Torres.

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SHaME completes its 2021 event calendar with the official book launch of Dr Nick Basannavar’s ‘Sexual Violence Against Children in Britain Since 1965: Trailing Abuse’ (Palgrave Macmillan). Nick will be joined in conversation by host Professor Joanna Bourke (Principal Investigator at SHaME) and guests Professor Adrian Bingham (Sheffield) and Professor Rachel Hope Cleves (Victoria).

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