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molly ackhurst

  • Overview



    molly ackhurst has a practice-based background having worked in sexual violence support for many years. This combines with her experience as an activist, writer, and facilitator with a number of different social justice groups. Her work is rooted around creative approaches to trauma, and uses emergent arts based methods to foster direct action and everyday intervention. This approach feeds into molly’s academic work, and she is currently in her second year of a PhD in Criminology at Birkbeck, supervised by Sarah Lamble and Tanya Serisier.

  • Research


    Research overview

    Entitled: Investigating the Impasse: An Exploration into Carceral Stuckness in Sexual Violence Justice Work my PhD research works with those who have experienced homelessness and frontline support workers to explore the continued attachment to the criminal legal system when doing justice work with survivors of sexual violence. In doing so I explore gravitational carceral pulls, the various emotional and financial investments that perpetuate the status quo, and how we can re-imagine non-carceral justice work.


  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching


    Teaching modules

    • Understanding Crime (LALA146S4)
    • Sociology of Crime (LALA180S4)
  • Publications



    External Repositories