Upcoming Free Public Seminar
'The Relationship between Gender and Coercive Control in the Context of Domestic and Family Violence'
APRIL 18 2018
Facilitated by award-winning sociologist:
Dr Jamilla Rosdahl
Social Educator, SCEaT
Who should enrol:
Anyone working or researching in the area of family and domestic violence such as social workers, health professionals, police and policy makers. Also, women impacted by DV, and their support networks, are encouraged to come along.
Background to the event:
Dr Rosdahl is a senior consultant researcher with the Social Cohesion Network, Brisbane, Australia, and a former senior researcher at the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (CDFVR). Prior to her time at CQU she was a researcher and lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast for over a decade.
Dr Rosdahl recently presented a webinar for frontline responders and others on the relationship between gender and the expression of coercive control in the context of domestic and family violence in Australia.
The webinar highlighted how gender dynamics contribute to patterns of abusive behaviour which shape men's control over women in intimate relationships as well as how gendered norms on relationships, domestic violence, victims and perpetrators prevent us from recognising coercive control as a serious, dominant form of domestic violence occurring within Australian society today.
This webinar grew out of the facilitator's involvement with gender theory and domestic and family violence research, as well as Dr Rosdahl's ongoing research engagements with the politics surrounding gendered identities, bodies and violence.
The presentation included an introduction to Dr Rosdahl's latest theoretical work, including the notion of the ‘Panopticon Effect’ as a useful conceptual tool for identifying the many and varied expressions of coercive control as a form of gendered violence. 'The Panopticon Effect' is explored in more detail in the upcoming book ‘Private Pain & Public Despair: Critical Sociological Perspectives on Domestic Violence in Australia as a Public Issue’ (Morriss, C,. Rosdahl, J . & Amaral, F. forthcoming 2018) however, here at SCEaT we have had a number of inquiries on how to apply Dr Roshdahl's theory to DV response practice.
Due to this ongoing interest from various service sectors involved with DV issues, SCEaT will host an updated, interactive and free, public seminar in Brisbane next month.
This seminar explores the core ideas and theories from Dr Roshdahl's work. It is seminar one from a new SCEaT series on domestic violence, coercive control, and socio-political responses to this very important topic.
Please contact SCEaT for upcoming key dates and venue locations.