Resources for researchers

Resources in this section include publications and research guides for scholars researching sexual violence. These are not prescriptive; rather, they are a collation of current debates about sexual violence, including the language and terms used within this area of work, the ethical considerations of working with survivors, and contact information for specific members of our team, in case you would like to get involved or be in conversation with our project members.

Annotated bibliographies | Ethics and interview guides | Guides and toolkits
Reports | Select publications

Annotated bibliographies:

    Ethics and interview guides:

    Guides and toolkits:


    Select publications:

    • Buchwald, E., Fletcher, P. R., & Roth, M. (Eds.). (2005). Transforming a rape culture. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions.
    • Chen, J., Walters, M. L., Gilbert, L. K., & Patel, N. (2020). Sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence by sexual orientation, United States. Psychology of Violence, 10(1), 110-119.
    • Crenshaw, K. (1991). Mapping the margins: Intersectionality, identity politics, and violence against women of color. Stanford Law Review, 43(6), 1241–1299.
    • Gavey, N. (2005). Just sex? The cultural scaffolding of rape. London: Routledge.
    • Harris, K. L. (2018). Yes means yes and no means no, but both these mantras need to go: Communication myths in consent education and anti-rape activism. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 46(2), 155-178.
    • Henry, N., & Powell, A. (Eds.). (2014). Preventing sexual violence: Interdisciplinary approaches to overcoming a rape culture. Springer.
    • Henry, N., & Powell, A. (2016). Technology-facilitated sexual violence: A literature review of empirical research. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 19(2), 195-208.
    • Khan, U. (2016, December 5). The Rhetoric of Rape Culture. Retrieved from
    • Klettke, B., Hallford, D. J., & Mellor, D. J. (2014). Sexting prevalence and correlates: A systematic literature review. Clinical Psychology Review, 34(1), 44-53.
    • Krieger, M. A. (2017). Unpacking “sexting”: A systematic review of nonconsensual sexting in legal, educational, and psychological literatures. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 18(5), 593-601.
    • Mori, C., Temple, J. R., Browne, D., & Madigan, S. (2019). Association of sexting with sexual behaviors and mental health among adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatrics, 173(8), 770-779.
    • Peterson, Z. D., Buday, S., & McCallum, E. (2015). Sexual violence. In P. Whelehan & A. Bolin (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. John Wiley & Sons.
    • Powell, A., & Henry, N. (2017). Sexual violence in a digital age. Springer.
    • Powell, A., Scott, A., Flynn, A., & Henry, N. (2020). Image-based sexual abuse: An international study of victims and perpetrators. Monash University.
    • Richards, C. (2020). Intoxication, a drunk science: Expertise in cases of sexual assault regarding capacity to consent. Canadian Journal of Law and Justice, 2(1).
    • Shariff, S., Dietzel, C., & Jaswal, N. (Eds.). (2017). Navigating the minefield: Responding to legal and educational dilemmas in addressing sexual violence in universities [Special Issue]. Education & Law Journal, 27(1).
    • Shariff, S., Dietzel, C., & Towfigh, K. (Eds.) (2020). Sexual violence: Impacts on and implications for the intersections of law and education. [Special Issue.] Education & Law Journal, 29(2).
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