Dr Heather Hlavka

Dr Heather R. Hlavka is Associate Professor in the Social and Cultural Sciences at Marquette University in Wisconsin. Her research focuses on how expertise informs the evolving landscape of sexual assault adjudication in the U.S. Her most recent book, co-authored with Professor Sameena Mulla (who is also an Associate Fellow of SHaME), is entitled Bodies of Evidence: Race, Gender, and Science in Sexual Assault Adjudication. It analyses the presentation, use, and impact of forensic evidence and medical expertise in rape trials as a social and cultural phenomenon.