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Erin Shannon: University Responses to Sexual Violence

Erin Shannon is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Education at the University of York in York, England with several years of experience in researching sexual violence in universities. Her Ph.D. research project is a comparative study of university responses to sexual violence in the US and England. In this conversation, we go into her Ph.D. research in detail. We look at how university responses interact with the neoliberal university, preserving reputation and the benefits of comparing response frameworks. Erin explained the issues with a national framework in the US- Title IX and with the lack of a unified framework across English universities and how borrowing of framework ideas can help.

Dr Franziska Meinck: Child Abuse

Dr. Franziska Meinck is a lecturer in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focus is the prevalence, risk and protective factors of child maltreatment in vulnerable populations in Sub-Saharan Africa, health outcomes of violence exposure in childhood, childhood violence prevention and on the development and testing of global child abuse measures. Franziska is currently funded by an ESRC Future Research Leader Award and in 2016 she won the ISPCAN C. Henry Kempe Award for outstanding young professional in the field of child abuse and neglect. In this conversation, we spoke about her data oriented studies looking at different forms of child abuse in South Africa, Swaziland and beyond. We discussed forms of child abuse, the proportion of the problem, access to child protection services, prevention and measurement of child abuse, and finally, emotional challenges for the researcher. Trigger Warning: This conversation features mentions of sexual and other kinds of violence both in specific cases and generally. Organisations that provide support: India: https://www.childlineindia.org.in/ South Africa: http://www.childlinesa.org.za UK: childline.org.uk USA: https://www.childhelp.org/

Dr Mithu Sanyal: From Lucretia to #MeToo

Dr. Mithu M. Sanyal is a radio presenter, an award winning academic, a prominent German feminist and an author. Her first book, Vulva, was translated into 5 languages. Her second book Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo came out earlier this year and has received widespread acclaim. In this conversation, Mithu talks about the cultural history of rape, how honour is linked to rape and the notion of 'hysteria' to false accusations. Moving to present day issues, she lends her expertise as an academic and a feminist organizer and dissects concepts such as restorative justice, healing with a focus on the victim and the importance of breaking the re-offending cycle for perpetrators. Buy Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2922-rape and at any major book retailer. Trigger Warning: This conversation features mention of rape, sexual-assault and violence both generally and in specific cases.

Dr Holly Davis: Sex Work & Sexual Violence

Dr. Holly Davis is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow. She received her phD in Sociology from the University of Edinburgh for her research exploring the experiences of pimps involved in illegal prostitution in the United States. She has also worked directly and in various capacities with sex workers, sex trafficking victims, domestic and sexual violence survivors, violent male offenders and male sex offenders. She has convened and delivered the course The Sociology of Sex Work in the department of Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. In this conversation, Holly explained the general academia on sex work, challenges to research on sex work, the gendered nature of sexual violence faced by sex workers. We touched on themes of victim blaming and her study of pimps. We also discussed the challenges and the emotional toll of sex work research on the researcher. Holly's research: Davis, H. (2017) “Pimp Desistance: The End Game” in Pimps in Situ. 2017.(eds) Marcus, A & Horning, A. Springer Publishing. Davis, H. (2013) “Defining ‘Pimp’: Working Towards a Definition in Social Research” Sociological Research Online. Vol 18:1. http://www.socresonline.org.uk/18/1/11.html Trigger Warning: This conversation features mention of rape, sexual-assault and violence.