Sexuality, Power and Criminology in the Era of #MeToo
- In the last few years, sexual violence and exploitation have been firmly placed on European political agendas and public debates.
Sexuality and power: Professor Skilbrei will be central in the discussion on the relationship between power, sexuality and criminology at EUROCRIM 2018. Photo: Ystehede/UiO
While debates in 2015-2016 revolved around male migrants constituting sexually dangerous others, the sex crimes and harms committed by the powerful have since taken centre stage. How criminology can add to our understanding of the relationship between sexuality and power, and to our thinking about justice for victims, will be the topic of May-Len Skilbrei’s keynote address.
She will be a keynote speaker at the 18th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (EUROCRIM 2018). The conference is held in Sarajevo this year. It is the largest gathering of criminologists in Europe, and the second largest in the world, drawing in more than 1300 participants.
The main theme of this year’s conference is “Crimes Against Humans and Crimes Against Humanity. Implications for Modern Criminology”.
Skilbrei’s keynote address is on the 1st of September, and she will also be discussant on the panel "The Potential of the Concept of Vulnerability in Understanding Victimisation", where Anita Heber, Louise Victoria Johansen, Ida Helene Asmussen, Lin Adrian, Lars Holmberg and Hildur Fjóla Antonsdottir will be presenting papers.