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Loney-Howes, Rachel E. Dr

Lecturer

Overview


Dr Rachel Loney-Howes is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Health and Society. Her research focuses on violence against women, with a particular interest in the politics of voice, listening, and witnessing within feminist activism, support services and law reform from historical and contemporary perspectives in relation to sexual violence. Her contributions to the field to date has been exploring these intersecting relationships as they manifest within the use of digital media for anti-sexual violence activism.  

Rachel is the co-editor of #MeToo and the Politics of Social Change (with Dr Bianca Fileborn, University of Melbourne), and the author of Online anti-rape activism: exploring the politics of the personal in the age of digital media. She is also the recipient of a Criminology Research Council Grant from the Australian Institute of Criminology with Associate Professors' Georgina Heydon and Nicola Henry (RMIT) explore alternative reporting options for victim-survivors of sexual assault, and a Faculty Partnership Grant with Illawarra Women's Health Centre (with Dr Natalia Hanley and Associate Professor Catherine MacPhail) investing domestic violence prevention in high schools.

Available for supervision in the following areas:

- social/digital media and activism
- gender-based violence activism and legal responses 
- gender and criminal justice issues 
- sexual harassment/assault/violence and alternative reporting options 
- campus harassment and assault 
- feminist theory

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2015 Beyond the spectacle of suffering: Representations of rape in online anti-rape activism
    Published in   Outskirts: feminisms along the edge
    2018 Shifting the Rape Script: "Coming Out" Online as a Rape Victim
    Published in   Frontiers: a journal of women studies

Research Overview


  • Current research projects:

    1) "Youth attitudes to domestic and family violence: harnessing their voices for primary prevention" (with Natalia Hanley and Catherine MacPhail - UOW).
    2) "Anonymous and Confidential Reporting Options for Sexual Assault: Exploration of their Purpose, Use and Potential in Australia" (with Georgina Heydon and Nicola Henry - RMIT).
    3) "She speaks, but who hears? Australian women’s voices, listening, law reform" (with Nan Seuffert, Cassandra Sharp and Sara Ailwood - UOW).
    4) "Digital footprints of #MeToo (with Kaitlynn Mendes (U. of Leicester), Bianca Fileborn (U of. Melbourne), Sonia Nunez-Puente and Diana Fernandez-Romero (U. of Juan Carlos).

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    The Conversation
    2018

    Published In
    Frontiers: a journal of women studies
    2015

    Published In
    Outskirts: feminisms along the edge
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    #MeToo and the politics of social change
    Publisher
    Switzerland
    2019

    Published In
    #MeToo and the politics of social change
    Publisher
    Switzerland
    2019

    Published In
    #MeToo and the politics of social change
    Publisher
    Switzerland

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Rachel is available for supervision for Masters and PhD students on the following topics:

    - social/digital media and activism
    - gender-based violence activism and legal responses 
    - gender and criminal justice issues 
    - sexual harassment/assault/violence and alternative reporting options 
    - campus harassment and assault 
    - feminist theory

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy 'Private' & 'Public' Child Sexual Abuse: Gender, Policy and Law Creation & Reform - A Critical Analysis Accurso, Iwona
    Doctor of Philosophy "No Justice, No Peace, No Peace of Mind": Collaborating with Young People on Transformative Justice Hunt, Jet
    Master of Philosophy -SOC Refugee Social Integration in Australian Society and the Role of Digital Media AL Bussar, Buthaina

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2015 Beyond the spectacle of suffering: Representations of rape in online anti-rape activism
    Published in   Outskirts: feminisms along the edge
    2018 Shifting the Rape Script: "Coming Out" Online as a Rape Victim
    Published in   Frontiers: a journal of women studies

Research Overview


  • Current research projects:

    1) "Youth attitudes to domestic and family violence: harnessing their voices for primary prevention" (with Natalia Hanley and Catherine MacPhail - UOW).
    2) "Anonymous and Confidential Reporting Options for Sexual Assault: Exploration of their Purpose, Use and Potential in Australia" (with Georgina Heydon and Nicola Henry - RMIT).
    3) "She speaks, but who hears? Australian women’s voices, listening, law reform" (with Nan Seuffert, Cassandra Sharp and Sara Ailwood - UOW).
    4) "Digital footprints of #MeToo (with Kaitlynn Mendes (U. of Leicester), Bianca Fileborn (U of. Melbourne), Sonia Nunez-Puente and Diana Fernandez-Romero (U. of Juan Carlos).

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    The Conversation
    2018

    Published In
    Frontiers: a journal of women studies
    2015

    Published In
    Outskirts: feminisms along the edge
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    #MeToo and the politics of social change
    Publisher
    Switzerland
    2019

    Published In
    #MeToo and the politics of social change
    Publisher
    Switzerland
    2019

    Published In
    #MeToo and the politics of social change
    Publisher
    Switzerland

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Rachel is available for supervision for Masters and PhD students on the following topics:

    - social/digital media and activism
    - gender-based violence activism and legal responses 
    - gender and criminal justice issues 
    - sexual harassment/assault/violence and alternative reporting options 
    - campus harassment and assault 
    - feminist theory

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy 'Private' & 'Public' Child Sexual Abuse: Gender, Policy and Law Creation & Reform - A Critical Analysis Accurso, Iwona
    Doctor of Philosophy "No Justice, No Peace, No Peace of Mind": Collaborating with Young People on Transformative Justice Hunt, Jet
    Master of Philosophy -SOC Refugee Social Integration in Australian Society and the Role of Digital Media AL Bussar, Buthaina
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