Visiting Scholar, Professor Elizabeth Sheehy, presentation: ‘Criminalising Violence against Women as Torture’ – 14 December 2016

This year the Monash Gender and Family Violence Research Focus Program is very excited to host Professor Elizabeth Sheehy from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar.

On Wednesday 14th December, from 11am to 12pm, Professor Sheehy will present a seminar, Criminalising Violence against Women as Torture, as part of the Criminology Seminar Series. You are invited to join us for this seminar which will be held at:

Date:          Wednesday 14th December 2016
Time:          11am – 12pm
Location:   Room N402
                      20 Chancellor’s Walk
                      Monash University, Clayton Campus.

RSVP:         Anna Eriksson (

Please click here for further details about the seminar.

Professor Sheehy is an international expert in legal responses to violence against women. She currently holds the position of Full Professor and Vice Dean of Research at University of Ottawa. Her two most recent books include the edited collection Sexual Assault in Canada: Law, Legal Practice and Women’s Activism (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2012) and Defending Battered Women on Trial: Lessons from the Transcripts (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014). The latter book won the David Walter Mundell Medal for fine legal writing awarded by the Attorney General of Ontario, and was short-listed for the Canada Prize 2015.