Dr Kate Gleeson – Emerging Australian Scholar – Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference 15-17 July 2019, Gold Coast

We welcome Dr Kate Gleeson as an Emerging Australian Scholar at our upcoming Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference from 15-17 July 2019 on the Gold Coast.  Kate will present as part of the Gender, Sexuality and Violence stream.

Kate is a senior lecturer at Macquarie Law School and a member of the Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE). Kate is an executive board member of Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia, and has served as an executive member of Australian Political Studies Association. Kate is interested in in the governance and regulation of bodies, sexuality and reproductive practices and has published widely on the history of the regulation of sexual violence, gay sex, pornography, abortion and sex work. She has particular expertise in justice for crimes of institutional and historical child sexual abuse in Australia and internationally. She is currently writing a book about historical prosecutions of child sexual abuse, and undertaking ongoing research about Irish and Australian histories of institutionalisation.  Kate will be presenting on “Ethics, ambiguity and responsibility for mass crimes of child sexual abuse”.

Further information about the conference including speakers, registration and abstract submission can be found here