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History of Sexual Violence

"A Global History of Sexual Violence, in Louise Edwards, Nigel Penn, and Jay Winter (eds.), Cambridge World History of Violence. Vol. IV: 1800 to the Present (Cambridge: CUP, 2019)

With Louise Hide, "Cultures of Harm in Institutions of Care", Social History of Medicine, 31.4 (November 2018), 679-87, at

“Police Surgeons and Victims of Rape: Cultures of Harm and Care”, Social History of Medicine, 31.4 (November 2018)

"The Rise and Rise of Sexual Violence", Historical Reflections. Reflexions Historiques, 44.1 (spring 2018), 104-16

Discourses, Representations, Trauma: Reflections on Power”, in SVAC, Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts (Berlin: SVAC, forthcoming 2017)

"Rape in War Art", in my (ed.) War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict (London: Virago, 2017)

“A Global History of Sexual Violence from the Nineteenth Century to the Present”, in Philip Dwyer and Joy Damousi (eds.), The Cambridge World History of Violence (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)

"Wartime Rape: The Politics of Making Visible", in Andrew F. Knapp and Hilary A. Foot (eds.), Invisible Violences. Democracies at War (London: Continuum, forthcoming 2013)

“Sexual Violence, Bodily Pain, and Trauma: A History”, Theory, Culture and Society, 29.3 (May 2012), 25-51

“Peter Whitehead and Niki de Saint Phalle’s Daddy (1973)”, Framework, 52.2 (Fall 2011), 622-37

"Sexual Trauma and Jouissance in Baise Moi", in Dominique Russell (ed.), Rape in Art Cinema (London: Continuum, 2010)

"Who is the Rapist? Crimes of Sexual Violence and Theories of Evolution", in Efi Avdela, Shani D’Cruze, and Judith Rowbotham (eds.), Problems of Crime and Violence in Europe, 1780-2000 (London: Mellen Press, 2010)

"Foreword", in Renée J. Heberle and Victoria Grace (eds.), Theorizing Sexual Violence (New York: Routledge, 2009), ix-xii

"The Threshold of the Human: Sexual Violence and Terror in the ‘War on Terror’", Chris Miller (ed.), The Oxford Amnesty Lectures. "War on Terror" (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009), 227-47

"Sexual Violence, Marital Guidance, and Victorian Bodies: An Aethesiology", Victorian Studies, 50.3 (Spring 2008), 419-436

"Sexy Snaps", Index on Censorship, 34.1 (2005), 39-45

"Unwanted Intimacy: Violent Sexual Transfers in British and American Societies 1870s to 1970s", European Journal of English Studies, 9.3 (December 2005), 287-300