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Monash Arts and Education researchers play a part in reform of legal responses to ‘sexting’

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Following the completion of the Parliament ofVictoria Law Reform Committee’s Call for Submissions for their Inquiry into Sexting on 15 June 2012, Dr Amy Shields Dobson, Dr Mary Lou Rasmussen and Dr Danielle Tyson  were invited to attend and present to the Committee on this issue based on their submission document on Monday 10 December 2012. The transcripts of the hearing will be made available on the Parliament website early in 2013.

For a copy of their submission see: http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/lawreform/article/946

Dr Amy Shields Dobson currently holds an Early Career Development Fellowship in Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research at Monash University. Her work focuses on youth and gender politics in digital communication practices and on social network sites. Dr Amy Shields Dobson, Dr Danielle Tyson Criminology (School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash) and Dr Mary Lou Rasmusen Faculty of Education (Monash) are currently developing the project ‘Youth, mobile technologies and gender politics‘, that examines young people’s beliefs about gender and ethical use of communication technologies. Dr Dobson is also currently working on a book about representations of femininity on social network sites in the post-feminist cultural context.