Violence and Disability: Contemplating the Intersections

Room 920
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street


The MAEVe seminar series for semester 2, 2017 will commence with guest speaker Dr Jessica Cadwallader with a talk titled "Violence and Disability: Contemplating the Intersections".

Dr Cadwallader is an independent scholar with an ongoing interest in feminist theory, trauma and injustice, and non-normative bodies and embodiment with a particular focus on disability. She currently works in systemic advocacy and research, focusing on violence against people with disability. Recent publications include the sole-authored “Forgetting Rape: Trauma, Pharmaceuticals and Embodied (In)Justice” in Australian Feminist Studies, “Figuring Wounded Detachment: Rape, Embodiment and Therapeutic Forgetting” in Somatechnics, and “(Un)Expected Suffering: The Corporeal Specificity of Vulnerability” in International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. She has also co-edited a recently released special issue of Continuum, with Professor Gerard Goggin and Dr Linda Steele, entitled “Normality and Disability: Intersections amongst norms, law and culture.”

MAEVe Seminar Series

The Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence Against Women and their Children (MAEVe) was established in 2015 to draw together research and evaluation capacity across the University, in partnership with community, industry and government agencies, to respond to this pressing challenge.

MAEVe strives to make a difference to the lives of women, families and communities by addressing and preventing violence against women through interdisciplinary and intra-institutional collaboration.

MAEVe's lunchtime seminar series is held fortnightly (with the exception of holidays)

Semester 2 Program

All events are held between 1pm and 2pm at Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton.

25 July920Violence and Disability: Contemplating the IntersectionsJessica Cadwallader
8 August224Children's Voices in Family Violence Practice and ResearchAnita Morris
22 August920Sexual Violence and the Culture of ImpunityDolly Kikon
5 September920New Psychological Perspectives on Objectification and Violence Against WomenAdriana Vargas Saenz and Michelle Stratemeyer
19 September920Securing Muslim Women's Safety: Organising Against Domestic Violence in the 'Age of Terror'Amy Piedalue
10 October223Understanding Women's Mobility and Empowerment in Bangladesh's Garment IndustryRimi Khan
24 October920Gender and Activism for Indonesian Survivors of Enforced Military Prostitution during the Japanese Occupation of the Netherlands East IndiesKate McGregor
14 November224Intervention Orders Online: Early Results of an Evaluation of the Online Application for FVIOs in Three Magistrates' CourtsStuart Ross
28 November224Violence Against Women in Indian Print MediaAmanda Gilbertson