Curriculum Vitae

Joanne Payton

Research, ideas, activism, arts.

Me, at the UN

Me, at the UN. I self-funded my passage there, so I might as well get the kudos of the photo.

Special interests: Middle East • family law • ‘honour’ • forced marriage • kinship • gender-based violence and minorisation • anthropology


Writing and editing

Graphic and web design

Qualitative research

Quantitative analysis

Research 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)



  • Dressing to match

    Dressing to match

    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)


Banaz: A love story – Poster

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