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Dr Bianca Kate Fileborn

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Dr Bianca Fileborn is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences, UNSW. Her work is broadly concerned with interrogating the intersections of identity, space, place, culture and experiences of violence. In particular, her current work focuses on sexual violence and harassment. She is also interested in concepts of justice, and particularly informal, innovative, and transformative justice. 

Dr Fileborn's recent work includes: an...view more

Dr Bianca Fileborn is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences, UNSW. Her work is broadly concerned with interrogating the intersections of identity, space, place, culture and experiences of violence. In particular, her current work focuses on sexual violence and harassment. She is also interested in concepts of justice, and particularly informal, innovative, and transformative justice. 

Dr Fileborn's recent work includes: an examination of unwanted sexual attention and sexual violence in licensed venues; experiences, impacts and justice responses to street harassment; the use of research in law reform; sexuality and ageing; policing and LGBTIQ+ young people; and, the sexual assault of older women. She currently sits on the Victorian government taskforce on Sexual Harassment and Assault in Live Music Venues, and leads the working group convened as part of this taskforce. 

Dr Fileborn has published widely in leading criminological and other journals, including: the British Journal of Criminology; Trauma, Violence and Abuse; Gender, Place and Culture; Archives of Sexual Behavior; and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. Her sole-authored monograph 'Reclaiming the Night-Time Economy: Unwanted Sexual Attention in Pubs and Clubs' was published by Palgrave in 2016. She also writes regularly for public forums such as The Conversation, and has published in The Daily Life. Dr Fileborn's work has featured regularly in the media, and she is happy to be contacted for interviews in her areas of expertise.

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