Research and Teaching

Current research: 

  • PhD Candidate in Criminology, Victoria University of Wellington (October 2015 – now)
    • My PhD explores the role that pornography plays in shaping sex, love, intimacy, relationships and the self, for young people living in New Zealand.
    • This project is supervised by Associate Professor Jan Jordan, Dr Carol Harrington and Dr Lynzi Armstrong

Previous research and publications: 

  • Keene, S. (2015). Review of Rebecca Stringer, Knowing Victims: Feminism, Agency and Victim Politics in Neoliberal Times. Women’s Studies Journal, 29(2), 75-77.
  • Keene, S. (2015). Risky Residences?: An Exploratory Study of Sexual Violence in University Halls of Residence (Unpublished Master’s Thesis). Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington.

Conference papers:

  • ‘Risky Residences: Student Sexual Victimisation in University Halls’ presented at the Sociology Association of Aotearoa/New Zealand Annual Conference, Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand, 9-11th December, 2015
  • ‘Risky Residences: Student Sexual Victimisation in University Halls’ presented at the Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia November 25-27th, 2015
  • Workshop ‘Risky Residences: Student Sexual Victimisation in University Halls’ presented at the Wellbeing in Tertiary Study Symposium, Victoria University of Wellington, 19th-20th November, 2015
  • Panel member on ‘Promising initiatives and applying our learning to our practices’ at Wellbeing in Tertiary Study Symposium, Victoria University of Wellington, 19-20th November, 2015
  • ‘Risky Residences: Student Sexual Victimisation in University Halls’ presented at the Gender and Sexuality Symposium, organized by the School of Social and Cultural Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, 16th November, 2015

Conference organising:

  • Co-convened Issues in Green Criminology symposium for the School of Social and Cultural Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, 15th December, 2015
  • Co-convened Gender and Sexuality Symposium for the School of Social and Cultural Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, 16th November, 2015
  • Assisted with ‘Current Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice: A dialogue between the Pacific and the Greater China Region’, Victoria University of Wellington, 21-23rd October, 2014

Teaching experience:

  • Winner of the PGSA Postgraduate Teaching Award 2014, nominated by the student body for postgraduate teaching excellence
  • Guest lectures provided to SOSC/SPOL217, CRIM218, and CRIM324
  • Tutored a range of papers, including:
    • CRIM324 – Sexual Violence
    • CRIM313 – Women, Crime and Social Control
    • CRIM218 – Discrimination and Criminal Justice
    • SACS201 – Social and Cultural Research Methods
    • SOSC111 – New Zealand: Sociological Perspectives
    • CRIM314: Racism, Discrimination and Justice
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