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Alexa Dodge

PhD Candidate (Legal Studies)

Email:alexandra.dodge@carleton.ca

Alexa Dodge is a PhD candidate in Legal Studies at Carleton University. She is presently researching Canadian legal responses to non-consensual intimate image sharing. She is interested in what these responses reveal about the ways technology, privacy, sexual violence, and harm are understood in law. Additionally, Alexa is a researcher on Dr. Dale Spencer’s national Policing Sex Crimes project. She also teaches “Law in the Information Society”. Alexa has published on topics such as: the harm of non-consensual intimate image sharing (Crime, Media, Culture), the role of digital evidence in cases of sexual violence (Feminist Theory), and police responses to non-consensual intimate image sharing among youth (Social & Legal Studies). In addition to her research and teaching, Alexa sits on Carleton’s Senate, is an external director for the Graduate Students’ Association, and volunteers at Planned Parenthood Ottawa.

Supervisor:

Lara Karaian

Educational qualifications:

MA, Legal Studies, Carleton University (Ottawa)

BA (Hons), Contemporary Studies Program & Political Science, University of King’s College (Halifax)

Publications:

2017 – Dodge, A. & Spencer D. (2017) “Online Sexual Violence, Child Pornography or Something Else Entirely?  Police Responses to Non-Consensual Intimate Image Sharing among Youth” Social & Legal Studies.  (Online first)

2017 – Dodge, A. (Forthcoming) “The Digital Witness: The Role of Digital Evidence in Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Violence” Feminist Theory.

2015 – Dodge, A. (2015) “Digitizing rape culture: Online sexual violence and the power of the digital photograph” Crime, Media, Culture. (Published online first, Sept. 9, 2015 DOI:                                           10.1177/1741659015601173)

2015 – Dodge, A. (2015) “Book review: David Gurnham’s Crime, Desire and Law’s Unconscious: Law, Literature and CultureSocial and Legal Studies. 24(2): 324-328.

2014 – Dodge, A. (2014) “Genital Culture: Exploring the Cultural Importance of Genital Surgery in the West” The Canadian Graduate Journal of Sociology & Criminology. 3(2): 134-143.

 Awards & Scholarships:

 2015 – Ontario Graduate Scholarship recipient

2014 – Ontario Graduate Scholarship recipient

2013 – Oxford University Press Award for the best paper on a feminist legal theory topic

2010-2012 – President’s List for academic excellence at the University of King’s College

Conferences and Presentations:

2015 –Speaker on the topic of “Online Sexual Violence and the Law” at the Sexual Assault Network’s professional development day

2015 – Canadian Law & Society Association Conference presentation on “‘The Always-on Stalker’: Applying Criminological Perspectives to Online Sexual Violence”

2015 – Keynote Speaker on the topic of “Digital Dating Violence and Non-Consensual Intimate Image Sharing” at Family Services Ottawa’s “In Love…and In Danger” conference for youth

2015 – Panel Chair for Carleton University’s Law and Legal Studies Conference

2014 – Women and Technology Conference presentation on “Cyberbullying: Government Responses, Online Activism, and the Voices of Women and Girls”

2014 – Carleton Legal Studies Graduate Conference presentation on “Sexual Assault in the Age of Social Media: Digital Photography, ‘Sharing’, and Gender-Based Hate”

 Affiliations and Positions:

2015- Present

Member of the Canadian Law & Society Association

2015-Present

Graduate Student Representative on the Carleton University Senate

2013-Present

Legal Studies Representative for the Graduate Students’ Association at Carleton University

2013-2014

Graduate Student Representative on the Carleton University Senate Educational Equity Committee

2009-2011

Student Government Representative at the University of King’s College (Halifax)