Congratulations Dr Le

CJRC PhD student Tien Hoang Le has been notified that he has been awarded a Doctor of Philosophy for his thesis on Human trafficking in Vietnam: Preventing crime and protecting victims through interagency cooperation. Le’s Principal Supervisor was Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz and his Associate Supervisor was Professor Kerry Carrington. Read more

Scholarships for PhD students to attend & present at #CrimJustAsia17 conference – Apply Now!!

The Crime and Justice Research Centre (CJRC), Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, is home to distinguished international researchers and is a leader in high-impact interdisciplinary criminological research. It publishes the successful Web of Science and Scimago recognised International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy; hosts the most well attended biennial criminology conference in the global south and promotes a flourishing research culture. The CJRC is trailblazing new theoretical and epistemological horizons through its work in ‘Southern Criminology’ and to further this endeavour it will co-host the 2017 Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference with the Asian Criminological Society’s Annual Conference. Read more

Sex worker activism in Bangladesh

School of Justice PhD candidate Habiba Sultana has had her paper ‘Sex worker activism, feminist discourse and HIV in Bangladesh’ re-published in the journal Culture, Health and Sexuality, as part of a special issue on ‘Sex, Sexuality and Sex Work’, edited by Dan Allman and Melissa Hope Ditmore. Read more

QUT Justice Postgraduate Student Wins Prize for Paper on Prostitution in Bangladesh

Last week, Habiba Sultana  was presented with the New Zealand Asian Studies Society (NZASS) Conference Postgraduate Prize for her paper ‘Sex as ‘work’: the Bangladeshi Context.

Habiba, who has been completing a PhD fill-time with the School of Justice since 2014, said the prize topped a big year in which she also published two papers in international journals. The prize, which included cash, a one year subscription to the NZASS and its journal, now in its eighteenth year of production, also includes an invitation from the editor to submit the winning paper for review and possible publication.

 The paper drew on fieldwork Habiba carried out in a Bangladeshi brothel in 2014.  Habiba stated “much of what we know about sex work is derived from Western perspectives, but the structure of the sex industry in Bangladesh is very distinct from that encountered elsewhere.  My work attempts to account for the everyday, lived experiences of women in the brothel, which I hope will contribute to the feminist literature from a South Asian or ‘Southern’ perspective”.

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Habiba Sultana (right) with Professor Tanika Sarkar of Jawaharlal Nehru University.

REMINDER: QUT Crime and Justice Research Centre PhD Scholarships for 2016 Entry

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The Crime and Justice Research Centre (CJRC) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) invites applications from prospective PhD students as part of the University’s annual Scholarship Round, closing 30 September 2015 for entry in early 2016. Read more