IPVI2017 Keynotes

Biographies of Keynote Speakers 

Rebecca and Russell  Dobash are Professors Emeriti, Criminology, School of Law, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, and permanent Visiting Distinguished Professors in the School of Justice and Social Inquiry, Arizona State University, USA. They have published award winning books, and many chapters and articles in the areas of domestic violence, gender and crime, and murder.

Their research on violence and murder has been funded in the UK by the Home Office, Scottish Executive, Carnegie Foundation, and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and in the USA by the Fulbright Foundation, National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Rockefeller Foundation, and The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. Their latest book, ‘When Men Murder Women’, (Oxford University Press, USA, 2015) is unique, and focuses on intimate partner murder, sexual murder, and the murder of older women.

Marianne Hester MA PhD OBE FRSA, is Professor of Gender, Violence and International Policy at the University of Bristol, UK, where she heads the Centre for Gender and Violence Research. She is a leading researcher of gender-based violence internationally, committed to doing research that makes a positive difference in women’s and children’s lives. Over the years she has carried out a wide range of research into gender- based violence: including historical and comparative work, as well as empirical and theoretical work. Current research projects include: victims/survivors’ perspectives on justice; rape and the criminal justice system; evaluating domestic violence perpetrator programmes. She has worked closely with government departments and NGOs, as expert advisor to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) on Preventing and Reducing Domestic Violence, as Research Director to the Department of Health & National Institute for Mental Health, as specialist advisor to the Home Affairs Select Committee, and has written the guidelines for Articles 12 and 16 of the Istanbul Convention.

Minoo Alinia is associate professor in Sociology and senior lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences, Södertörn University in Stockholm. She has a number of publications on global migration, diaspora and identity processes, on nationalism, gender and racism, gender-based violence, and on intersectionality. Her latest research is an intersectional analysis of violence against women in the name of honour. She is the author of Honor & violence against women in Iraqi Kurdistan (Palgrave Macmillan 2013). It is a major comprehensive work on violence in the name of honour contributing new theoretical and methodological insights to the field. She has also studied the Swedish public debate on violence in the name of honour and has critically discussed and written about the way gender and sexuality have been used in racializing discourses on migrants in Sweden.

Brett Shadle is Professor of history at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He is the author of two books, "Girl Cases": Marriage and Colonialism in Gusiiland, Kenya, 1890-1970 (Heineman, 2006) and The Souls of White Folk: White Settlers in Kenya, 1900-1920s (Manchester University Press, 2015), as well as articles on topics such as sexual violence, corporal punishment, and animal cruelty and empathy. 

Bob Pease is Adjunct Professor of Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania and Honorary Professor of School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University. He has published extensively on masculinity politics and critical social work practice, including four books as single author and twelve books as co-editor, as well as numerous book chapters and journal articles. His most recent books include: Undoing Privilege: Unearned advantage in a divided world (Zed 2010), Men and Masculinities Around the World: Transforming men’s practices (co-editor, Palgrave 2011), Men, Masculinities and Methodologies (co-editor, Palgrave 2013) and The Politics of Recognition and Social Justice: Transforming subjectivities and new forms of resistance (co-editor, Routledge 2014), Men, Masculinities and Disaster (co-editor, Routledge 2016) and Doing Critical Social Work (co-editor, Allen and Unwin 2016).

Biographies of Commentators

Tuija Saresma is docent/adjunct professor of Cultural Studies at the Research Centre for Contemporary Culture, Department of Music, art and Culture Research, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Currently she studies the experiences and narratives of migration in a research project Narratives of Mobility and Belonging (Kone foundation, 2016–2019). She is PI of a multidisciplinary research project Arts of Belonging – Affectivity and Materiality of Homing (Kone foundation, 2015–2017). Her current research interests include affects, gender and other intersecting differences including racialization, mobility and migration, and populist rhetoric as well as hate speech in social media.

Markku Hokkanen is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Oulu. His research interests focus on histories of medicine, health and colonialism in the British Empire and Southern Africa (particularly Malawi).

Hannu Säävälä, PhD, MD, is a psychoanalyst and forensic psychiatrist, whose main interests are aggression and violence, sexuality and gender issues. He works as a consultant in the Department of Psychiatry at the Oulu University Hospital and as a psychoanalyst and a supervisor in the private practice.