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Asher Flynn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Criminology at Monash University

Dr. Asher Flynn is an Associate Professor of Criminology, and Director of the Social and Political Sciences Graduate Research Program at Monash University.

Her research utilises a socio-legal framework to understand, critique and transform legal policy and practice, with a particular focus on gendered and technology-facilitated violence, including serious social and legal problems like image-based abuse and AI-facilitated abuse. Informed by national and international context, her research is particularly interested in how people access and negotiate justice in a world increasingly dominated by social media, artificial intelligence and digital technology. Asher has published widely in the field of technology-facilitated violence and abuse, as well as in the broader, related areas of sexual violence, access to justice, plea negotiations and legal reform.

In 2013, Dr. Flynn was awarded the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology New Scholar Prize for the best early career academic paper written in a criminology-related area, and in 2014, she was awarded the Faculty of Arts Dean's Award for Excellence in Research by Early Career Researchers and an Emerging Research Fellowship in the Faculty of Arts (Monash University).

In 2017, she was elected to the executive committee of the leading Australian criminology network, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology as the Victorian State Representative.

Dr. Flynn's recent publications include: