Bianca Fileborn, Ph.D.
Dr Bianca Fileborn is a Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social and Political Sciences. Her work is broadly concerned with interrogating the intersections of identity, space, place, culture and experiences of violence. In particular, her current work focuses on sexual violence and harassment. She is also interested in concepts of justice, and particularly informal, innovative, and transformative justice. Dr Fileborn is currently an ARC DECRA recipient. Her project examines concepts of justice and justice responses to street harassment. Dr Fileborn is also currently involved in collaborative projects examining sexual violence at Australian music festivals, and young LGBTIQ+ people's involvement in family violence.
Dr Fileborn's recent work includes: an examination of unwanted sexual attention and sexual violence in licensed venues; experiences, impacts and justice responses to street harassment; the use of research in law reform; sexuality and ageing; policing and LGBTIQ+ young people; and, the sexual assault of older women. She currently sits on the Victorian government taskforce on Sexual Harassment and Assault in Live Music Venues, and leads the working group convened as part of this taskforce. Dr Fileborn has published widely in leading criminological and other journals, including: the British Journal of Criminology; Trauma, Violence and Abuse; Gender, Place and Culture; Archives of Sexual Behavior; and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. Her sole-authored monograph 'Reclaiming the Night-Time Economy: Unwanted Sexual Attention in Pubs and Clubs' was published by Palgrave in 2016, and she is the co-editor of the forthcoming collection '#MeToo and the politics of social change' to be published with Palgrave in 2019. She also writes regularly for public forums such as The Conversation, and has published in The Daily Life. Dr Fileborn's work has featured regularly in the media, and she is happy to be contacted for interviews in her areas of expertise.
Dr. Fileborn's recent publications include:
- Chowdhury, R., & Fileborn, B. (2020). “Break the Silence Bangladesh”: Examining “everyday” experiences of sexual violence through online activism. Women's Studies International Forum, 81. DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2020.102379.
- Fileborn, B., Wadds, P., & Tomsen, S. (2020). Gender, transgression and sexual violence at Australian music festivals. DOI: 10.4324/9780429344893-6.
- Hindes, S., & Fileborn, B. (2020). Reporting on sexual violence ‘inside the closet’: Masculinity, homosexuality and #MeToo. Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal. DOI: 10.1177/1741659020909872.
- Fileborn, B., Wadds, P., & Tomsen, S. (2020). Sexual harassment and violence at Australian music festivals: Reporting practices and experiences of festival attendees. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology. DOI: 10.1177/0004865820903777.