KAREN DESBOROUGH

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Karen Desborough is based in the School of Education, University of Bristol. Her principal roles include: literature review; data collection, management and analysis; collaborative development of research findings; writing and presenting the research; developing dissemination and impact mechanisms, in particular through the web and social media; and supporting collaborative working with colleagues and co-researchers at partner universities in South Africa and the UK. Karen is also a PhD candidate at the University, in the school of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS). Her research examines the emergence, development and impact of the global anti-street harassment movement, focusing on the enabling role of new digital technologies, and the lived experiences and motivations of anti-harassment activists. Her research interests include feminist resistance and activism, public sexual harassment, the transformative potential of digital technologies, social justice and critical epistemologies. 

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