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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 Stuckness in Sexual Violence Justice Work my PhD research undertakes empirical work  with critical feminist academic texts, frontline sexual violence support workers and people with experiences of homelessness. In so doing it explores the things that get in the way of what is wanted after sexual violence, alongside how stuckness exists in - and is produced by - discourse around sexual violence and justice. 

  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching


    Teaching modules

    • Regulating Sex and Sexuality (LACN019S7)
    • Understanding Crime (LALA146S4)
    • Sociology of Crime (LALA180S4)
  • Publications



    Book Section

    • Ackhurst, Molly and Brazzell, M. and Day, Aviah and Tomlinson, Kamilah and Rodrigues Fowler, Y. (2022) Creative and transformative approaches to justice. In: Horvath, M.A.H. and Brown, J.M. (eds.) Rape: Challenging Contemporary Thinking – 10 Years On. London: Routledge. pp. 268-282. ISBN 9780367757410.

    External Repositories