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Julia Krane is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work. She has longstanding scholarly, teaching, and practice interests in the broad arenas of violence against women in intimate relations, child protection in general and child sexual abuse in particular. Dr. Krane’s research includes the reproduction of mother-blame and responsibility in the context of child sexual abuse investigations and interventions, examinations of feminist practice principles in everyday shelter practice, and analyses of the social construction and reproduction of mothering in refuges for abused women.
Through the theoretical frameworks of feminism and intersectionality, her SSHRC funded research interrogates the contradictory effects of social work practices with vulnerable women and their children that emerge when the multiple facets of women’s identities, especially in relation to mothering, are relegated to the margins of such practices. Dr. Krane is author of What’s Mother Got to do with it? Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse (University of Toronto Press, 2003). She has co-authored with Dr. Linda Davies and others, publications on mainstream and community child welfare practices, services to battered women and their children, and child sexual abuse. In addition, Julia Krane functions as a Clinical Consultant to the McGill Domestic Violence Clinic and to a local shelter for battered women and their children.
Contact: julia.krane [at] mcgill.ca (Email)