10-Minute Talks: Domestic and sexual violence during COVID-19

by Professor Joanna Bourke FBA

11 Nov 2020

The world’s leading professors explain the latest thinking in the humanities and social sciences in just 10 minutes.

Pandemics throughout history have provided stark reminders of how the vulnerable can be exploited and abused and COVID-19 is no different.

In this talk, Joanna Bourke outlines how the pandemic has exacerbated, not created, the problem of domestic and sexual violence in our society and how perpetrators have also used fear of the virus as a weapon as part of their arsenal of abuse.

Speaker: Professor Joanna Bourke FBA, Professor of History, Birkbeck, University of London; Principal Investigator on the Wellcome Trust-funded project, ‘Sexual Violence, Medicine, and Psychiatry’ (2018-2023)

10-Minute Talks are a series of pre-recorded talks from Fellows of the British Academy screened each Wednesday on YouTube and available on Apple Podcasts.

If you have any questions about this talk, please email events@thebritishacademy.ac.uk.

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