On Thursday 8 February from 6pm - 8.30pm, we are hosting a Research Showcase to celebrate all of the work going on across the entire collegiate university that focuses on sexual violence, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. The Showcase will feature presentations from leading academics, researchers and graduate students representing a number of departments across the University. It is part of a programme of events and workshops that are taking place during Week 4 to commemorate Sexual Violence and Sexual Abuse Awareness Week.

We are delighted to welcome the following speakers:

  • Professor Jonathan Herring, a Professor of Law who will be speaking about their work on the legal definition of consent.
  • Dr Sneha Krishnan, a Junior Research Fellow in Human Geography who will be talking about the discourse on sexual violence in India, particularly focusing on consent.
  • Chloé Lewis who is a DPhil student within the Department of International Development. Chloé will be discussing responses to sexual violence in DRC at the international policy level and in practice in Congo.
  • Kate Sim who is a DPhil student within the Oxford Internet Institute, discussing the emergence of sexual assault reporting technologies.
  • Sydney Heifler who is a MSt Women's Studies student who will be discussing the portrayal of sex and rape in teen magazines in the 1980s, exploring how this is part of a tradition that continues today.

We recognise that the topics discussed during this event are of a sensitive nature. As such, we have two designated safe spaces, Seminar Room F and Seminar Room G which attendees can use at any time during the event.

So that we know the audience to expect, it would be appreciated if those who plan to attend can sign up via Eventbrite.

Contact: shannon.russell@crim.ox.ac.uk