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Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Clare has been a lecturer in Criminology at Northumbria University since September 2019. She previously worked as a Research Associate at Newcastle Law School. Clare’s PhD research explored the impact of government austerity measures on women’s experiences of domestic and sexual violence. She has since worked on a range of projects that examine different forms of violence against women, including its online dimensions, and is particularly interested in examining the political-economic causes and consequences of this violence. In addition to researching violence against women, Clare is interested in feminist social movements, feminist political economy and intersectionality theory. Her work often extends into the community and into policy arenas at national and international levels. For instance, she has helped inform Police and Crime Commissioners’ strategies around violence against women, and has lobbied the UN CEDAW Committee about rising levels of violence against women in the UK. Clare welcomes PhD applications from students interested in studying any of the topics listed above. 

Key Publications

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  • Violence Against Women and Girls: Feminist Activism and Resistance, Wiper, C., Lewis, R. 2020, Victimology, Basingstoke, Palgrave
  • Online/Offline Continuities: Exploring Misogyny and Hate in Online Abuse of Feminists, Rowe, M., Lewis, R., Wiper, C. 10 May 2019, Online Othering: Exploring Digital Violence and Discrimination on the Web, London, Palgrave
  • Misogyny Online: Extending the boundaries of Hate Crime, Rowe, M., Lewis, R., Wiper, C. Oct 2018, In: Journal of Gender-Based Violence
  • Online abuse of feminists as an emerging form of violence against women and girls, Lewis, R., Rowe, M., Wiper, C. Oct 2017, In: British Journal of Criminology


Criminology PhD June 01 2018

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