Award: International Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre ECR Travel Bursary/Award

CJSDRC is pleased to announce the International ECR Travel Bursary/Award which seeks to recognise an International Early Career Researcher who is within five years of the completion of their PhD, for high performing research and engagement in an area that specifically links to one of the Centre’s five research themes: Southern Criminology; Governance, activism and social change; Gender, Sexuality and Violence; Policing, diversity and society; and Technologies and digital justice.

The Award:
The Award comprises a $3,000 AUD travel bursary that will contribute towards flights and accommodation to attend the Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference from 15-17 July 2019 on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The cost of registration for the conference will also be waived.

Nominees should be self-nominated and nominations should include:
• A one-page letter justifying the nomination
• The nominee’s CV including all publications, prizes, grants and scholarships the candidate has been previously awarded
• Copies of up to five (5) selected publications, at least one of which should be concerned with research completed after the completion of the nominee’s PhD
• Nominations should be forwarded by 12 April 2019 to

Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants must be:
• Within 5 years of completion of PhD
• Hold a current appointment (fixed term or continuing) at a University or equivalent tertiary training and research institution
• Available to attend and present a paper at the Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference from 15-17 July 2019

Scholars who are currently based in institutions in the Global South are strongly encouraged to apply.

Evaluation Criteria:
• Originality, significance and potential of the research within the relevant theme
• An emerging track record of research impacts such as peer-reviewed articles, and
• Evidence of strong achievement in the form of grants for scholarship and creative works
• The nominee’s level of integration of research into teaching, training and education

Selection Committee:
Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee which will comprise:
• Director, Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre
• Each stream leader from Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre


Building violence prevention expertise in Canada

Tuval Dinner Nafshi (L), Terry Crews (M) and Michael Flood (R) in Edmonton, Alberta at the Leading Change Summit

CJSDRC member, Associate Professor Michael Flood had a highly productive trip to Canada in February, providing two keynote conference addresses, providing two presentations for state policy-makers, participating in two panel events, and running two workshops for violence prevention practitioners.

Michael was invited to Canada by the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters and SHIFT: The Project to End Domestic Violence based at the University of Calgary. He gave the opening keynote address at the Leading Change Summit hosted by the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (Edmonton, Alberta), the first conference in Western Canada on violence prevention. His address was titled, “Engaging Men & Boys: Learnings from Down Under and All Over”. Michael ran two workshops at the conference, the first for state-level policy makers in Alberta and the second for government staff, both on violence prevention. He participated in a plenary panel event on pornography with Terry Crews, the actor and sexual assault advocate.

Michael also gave the keynote address at a separate conference, the Third Annual Canadian Women in Management Conference (Toronto), speaking on “Engaging Men to Become Allies for Women in the Workplace”. He participated in a panel event at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto titled Men in Charge? Masculinities, Power and Politics in the #Metoo Era.

Michael then went on to Calgary, providing two workshops hosted by SHIFT: The Project to End Domestic Violence, with one to the Calgary Domestic Violence Collective and the other to the Engaging Men in Violence Prevention/Gender Equality Learning Collaborative. Finally, Michael gave two TV and two radio interviews.

Nicola Henry – Emerging Australian Scholar – Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference 15-17 July 2019

We welcome Nicola Henry as an invited Emerging Australian Scholar in the Gender, Sexuality and Violence stream at our 5th biennial Crime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference to be held at the Gold Coast from 15-17 July 2019.

Nicola is Associate Professor and Vice-Chancellor’s Principal Research Fellow in the Social and Global Studies Centre at RMIT University. Her research investigates the prevalence, nature and impacts of gendered violence, including legal and non-legal responses in Australian and international contexts. Her current research focuses on technology-facilitated violence, including image-based sexual abuse (also known as “revenge porn”).

Further information about the conference can be found here

Lennon Chang – Emerging Australian Scholar – Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th biennial International Conference – 2019

We welcome Dr Lennon Chang as an invited Emerging Australian Scholar within the Southern Criminology stream at our 5th Biennial International Conference to be held on the Gold Coast from 15-17 July 2019.

Lennon is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences. He is a co-founder and vice-chairman of the Asia Pacific Association of Technology and Society. He is the Project Director of Strengthening Cyber capacity and Raising Cyber Awareness in the Indo-Pacific Region: Australia and Myanmar. He authored ‘Cybercrime in the Greater China Region: Regulatory Responses and Crime Prevention’ (Edward Elgar, 2012). Together with Myanmar National Cyber Security Centre and Kenerllix, he initiated and founded “CyberBayKin”, a cyber awareness campaign in Myanmar (

Dr Chang is interested in researching crime and governance of cyberspace – cybercrime, cyber terrorism and cyber warfare. He is particularly interested in the regulation and governance of cyberspace in the Asia-Pacific region. His professional interest in Asia continues and he is currently researching internet vigilantism in the indo-pacific region. He was also undertaking research into cybercrime and cyber-deviance in this region.

Dr Chang was awarded his PhD by the Australian National University . He has a Master in Criminology and Bachelor in Law degrees from National Taipei University, Taiwan.

Further information about the conference, including registration and abstracts can be found here

Jarrett Blaustein – Emerging Australian Scholar – 5th biennial Crime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference July 2019

We are pleased to welcome Jarrett Blaustein, Ph.D. as an Emerging Australian Scholar for the Southern Criminology stream at the 5th biennial International Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference being held on the Gold Coast, July 2019.  Jarrett is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Monash University and is author of Speaking Truths to Power: Policy Ethnography and Police Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Oxford University Press, 2015) and lead editor of the forthcoming Emerald Handbook on Crime, Justice and Sustainable Development(Emerald, 2020), His research examines the intersections between global crime and development governance within and beyond the United Nations system.

Further information about the conference including how to register can be found here.  

Event: Reflections on Women, Men, Sexual Violence and #MeToo – 20 March 2019

What does #MeToo mean for men and women? How should men and women respond? What roles in particular can men play in building a community free of sexual violence and abuse? What does the research tell us is effective in engaging men in this work? More widely, what are the strengths and limitations of #MeToo as a way of organising against sexual violence?

Please join us for this event, involving presentations, questions, and discussion. We will explore the #MeToo movement, the promise and pitfalls of current efforts to end sexual violence, and the role of men in sexual violence prevention.

Wednesday March 20 2019
OJW Room, Level 12, S Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George St, Brisbane
5.30pm arrival (networking and refreshments)
Presentation 6.00pm-7.30pm
Register here by 14 March 2019:


Our speakers include:

Professor James W. Messerschmidt is Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern Maine, USA and author of Hegemonic Masculinity: Formulation, Reformulation, and Amplification.

Associate Professor Michael Flood is an Associate Professor at the Queensland University of Technology and author of Engaging Men and Boys in Violence Prevention.


Migrant women and technology-facilitated domestic abuse 

Genders and Sexualities Research Forum invitation

Genders and Sexualities Research Forum invitation

Join us for our inaugural showcase of QUT researchers working in the area of diverse genders and sexualities. Five minute presentations will be followed by an opportunity for Q&A, with networking from 10:45am.

Thursday 14 March
10:00am to 12:00pm
The Cube, QUT Gardens Point Campus

Speaking program:
• Gender, Sexuality, and Digital Inclusion: Dr Elija Cassidy, Digital Media Research Centre, Creative Industries Faculty
• Genders and sexualities in education: Dr Lisa van Leent, School of Teacher Education and Leadership, Faculty of Education
• Queering Criminology: Associate Professor Matthew Ball, School of Justice, Faculty of Law
• Man, woman, “other”: Factors associated with non-binary gender identification: Dr Stephen Whyte, School of Economics and Finance, QUT Business School
• Teaching undergraduate health professionals empathy and strategies for engaging with gender diversity of patients: Associate Professor Deborah Starkey, School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health

Please see the attached invitation for more information about each of our speakers.
Register now
This event is hosted by QUT Equity & Student Counselling

Call for Abstracts – Crime Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference

The 5th biennial international conference hosted by the Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology is being held 15-17 July 2019.

The conference is being convened at Broadbeach, a picturesque part of the Gold Coast in the south east corridor of Queensland, Australia. It has an international airport and is within close proximity to Asia and other parts of the Global South, as well as the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast and its adjacent hinterland with rich and rare biodiversity.

This conference seeks to further build on and innovate in new and imaginative areas of criminological thought. This conference creates a globally connected space to enhance the dialogue between scholars and practitioners from the Global South and the Global North. The conference especially welcomes scholars from the global north – as a critical aim of the conference is to link northern and southern scholars in a collective project that will radically transnationalise the discipline into the future.

Information on each of our conference guest speakers including Keynote, International Visitors and Emerging Australian Scholars can be found here :

Further information about the conference, including information on how to submit abstracts, can be found on the conference website