Dr Anastasia Powell

Dr Anastasia Powell is lecturer in Justice and Legal Studies and the Coordinator of CASR's Gender Inequality and Violence research theme.

Anastasia teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate subjects including Crime and Information Technology and Law and Criminal Justice Policy. Anastasia has interests in policy and prevention concerning violence against women as well as the role of ICTs in sexual violence, harassment and hate-speech.

Anastasia’s research has specialised on policy and prevention concerning violence against women. She has published widely in these fields including three books: Sexual Violence in a Digital Age co-authored with Nicola Henry (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), Sex, Power and Consent: Youth Culture and the Unwritten Rules (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Domestic Violence: Australian Public Policy co-authored with Dr Suellen Murray (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2011). Anastasia has also contributed to policy specific research for the Victorian State Government and to a number of projects commissioned by VicHealth.

Currently, Anastasia is a chief investigator with Dr Nicola Henry (La Trobe University) on an ARC Discovery Project ’Technology Facilitated Sexual Violence and Harassment: Violence Against Women in Cyberspace and the Implications for Reform’ (DP130103094). She is also working on projects regarding rape law reform, sexual violence prevention and community attitudes to violence against women.

Anastasia has undertaken numerous commissioned projects for government and non-government organisations including; Department of Justice (Victoria), Office of Women’s Policy (Victoria), Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth), Australian Domestic Violence Clearinghouse, and Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault. She was formerly employed as a policy officer in the Department of Justice (Victoria)

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