Associate Professor Anastasia Powell

Associate Professor Anastasia Powell is a 2016 ARC DECRA Fellow at the RMIT Social & Global Studies Centre.

Dr Anastasia Powell is Associate Professor in Criminology & Justice Studies at RMIT University, specialising in policy responses, legal reform and primary prevention of sexual and family violence against women.

Anastasia has published widely in these fields, including four books, and has contributed to policy specific research on violence against women for the Victorian State and Australian Commonwealth Governments.

Dr Powell was a recipient of a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) exploring citizen participation in responses to crime and justice via social media, which reflects her recent research at the intersections of gender-based violence, technology, justice and digital culture.

From 2013-2015, Dr Powell has been working as a Chief Investigator on an ARC Discovery Project (with Dr Nicola Henry), titled Technology-facilitated sexual violence and harassment: violence against women in cyberspace and the implications for legislative and policy reform. The project examined the ways in which technologies (including mobile phones, video recordings, online spaces, social media) are being used in connection with sexual violence and harassment against women.

Dr Powell is also working on an Australian Research Council funded project with colleagues from La Trobe (Dr Nicola Henry) and Monash Universities (Dr Asher Flynn) on an in depth study of image based sexual abuse (so-called 'revenge pornography').

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Associate Professor Anastasia Powell

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.