Research, ideas, activism, arts.
Special interests: Middle East • family law • ‘honour’ • forced marriage • kinship • gender-based violence and minorisation • anthropology
Writing and editing
Graphic and web design
- PhD Criminology (Cardiff). Thesis: ‘Honour’ and the Political Economy of Marriage
- MSc Social Science Research Methods (Cardiff). Dissertation: ‘Why Don’t You Go Home: State responses to domestic violence against Middle Eastern women’
- MPhil Publishing Studies (Stirling)
- MA English Literature (Glasgow)
- ‘Domestic Homicide Reviews in the United Kingdom’ (forthcoming) with Amanda Robinson and Fiona Brookman in Domestic Homicide and Death Reviews: An international perspective, ed Myrna Dawson, Palgrave Macmillan.
- ‘Minority Women and Nordic Values’ (forthcoming) with Deeyah Khan, in Nordic Ways, ed. Debra Cagan, Johns Hopkins University Press.
- ‘Independent Advocacy and Multi-Agency Responses to Domestic Violence’ (2016) with Amanda Robinson in Domestic Violence: Interdisciplinary perspectives on protection, prevention and intervention, eds Sarah Hilder and Vannessa Bettinson, Palgrave Macmillan.
- ‘For the Boys in the Family: “Honour”-based violence and endogamy‘ (2015), Journal of Interpersonal Violence
- ‘Honour’, Collectivity and Agnation: Emerging issues in risk management and ‘honour’-based violence’ (2014), Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
- ‘Tongues of Fire: Women’s suicide and self-injury by burns in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq‘ (2014), with Izaddin Rasool, Sociological Review.
- ‘Uncharted Territories: Gender-based violence against asylum-seeking, refugee and migrant women in Wales’, report written with the Welsh Migration Partnership, with Anne Hubbard and Amanda Robinson (2013)
- State responses to Middle Eastern survivors of domestic violence in the UK (2012) SAFE
- ‘Collective Crimes, Collective Victims: A case study of the murder of Banaz Mahmod’ (2010) in Honour, Violence, Women and Islam; edited by Mohammed Mazhar Idriss and Tahir Abbas, Routledge
- Violence against women and sharia law (2008) Respect
- The Value of a Woman: On the stoning of Du’a Khalil Aswad in Bashiqa, Iraq (2008) UN Newsletter
- Book reviews: ‘”Honour” and Violence in Kurdistan of Iraq’ for Crime and Criminal Justice (2014): ‘Rethinking Men’ for Sociology, ‘Familiar Exploitation’ for Gender and Education; Review Essay: ‘Debating Sharia’ for Sociology (2012)
Best Conference Poster: British Society of Criminology Conference 2014
- ESRC PhD funding award 2010 – 2014
- Elizabeth M Yearling Prize for Excellence in Shakespeare Studies 1997
- Robert W Service Award for Excellence in English Literature Studies 1994
Documentary film research
- Member of the Home Office’s HBV Steering Group from 2013
- Consultation with the Police Crime Commissioner for South Wales 2013
- Produced recommendations for the Welsh Government’s White Paper 2013 working with the Wales Migration Project
- Expert witness reports for asylum cases involving gender-based violence
- Peer Reviews: Child and Youth Care Forum, Homicide Studies, Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice
- Guest lectures at Cardiff University (2013-14)
- HBV training sessions at WSSAG, and Including Families celebration of Refugee Week (2014)
- ‘Honour’, Agnation and Collectivity: Risk factors in HBV for practitioners at the University of DeMontford Conference, 16 December 2013.
- Appeared as expert in the Emmy-winning documentary ‘Banaz: A love story’, as well as consultancy and liaison with the Director.
- Spoke at a panel on ‘honour’-based violence at the 57th Commission for the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York.
- Presentation on service responses to violence against Middle Eastern women in ‘Understanding the Migrant Experience‘ conference at Swansea University, 25th-26th June 2012