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