Archive for January, 2008

Constructing a sense of self following early sexual experiences

January 28th, 2008

normal_sally-hunter009.JPGDr Sally Hunter was awarded her PhD in October 2007. Her thesis was entitled ‘Constructing a sense of self following early sexual experiences’. This was a qualitative study in which she interviewed men and women who had had what she called early sexual experiences under the age of sixteen with an adult. Some of the participants saw themselves as either victims or survivors of child sexual abuse, but others did not want their identities to be tied to their childhood experiences. Sally has already published three papers from her PhD research, and is writing a book on the topic of overcoming child sexual abuse during her study leave in 2008.

Criminology and Political Violence

January 28th, 2008

normal_russell-hogg.jpg2007 was the final year of an ARC Discovery grant on terrorism in which Associate Professor Russell Hogg collaborated with former colleagues at ANU and UNSW. As part of this project he published a major paper on criminology and political violence in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, contributed a chapter on executive proscription of terrorist organisations in Australia to an edited collection to be published in early 2008 and made several submissions (written and oral) to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.

In his other major area of research, rural crime and justice, Russell co-edited a collection with Elaine Barclay (Rural Futures), John Scott (Sociology) and Joe Donnemeyer (Ohio State) and was successful in obtaining an ARC Discovery grant on rural masculinity and violence (with Kerry Carrington and John Scott, Sociology, UNE) to commence in 2008.