Talking Research

Dr Rachel Loney-Howes is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Wollongong. She is an early career researcher with expertise in substantial research into the use of digital technologies for anti-sexual violence activism, and has a particular interest in the relationship between activism, support services and law/legal reforms. Rachel is currently co-authoring a collected edition on the "Me Too" movement, due to be published in 2019, with a follow-up book on the use of social media for anti-rape activism to be released in 2020 with Emerald Press. She is also the recipient of a Faculty Partnership Grant with Illawarra Women's Health Centre investing domestic violence prevention in high schools. In this conversation, we spoke about #MeToo, its emergence and digital spaces for anti sexual-violence activism. We discussed mainstream media's reporting on #MeToo, representations of rape, the rape-script, effect of online disclosure on victims and more. Research discussed:

Loney-Howes, R. (2018). Shifting the Rape Script: "Coming Out" Online as a Rape Victim. Frontiers: a journal of women studies, 39 (2), 26-57.

What is Talking Research?

Talking Research features in-depth interviews with prominent academics and researchers who study sexual violence across disciplines. The aim is to make academic knowledge and research on sexual violence accessible. Every other Wednesday, guests talk about their research, their findings, the process, the challenges and everything else in between.

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