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Professor Anthony Collins Lecturer, Crime,Justice & Legal Studies

Anthony Collins is an interdisciplinary social scientist and social justice activist. Their work integrates a range of disciplines including criminology, cultural studies (including gender and decolonial studies) and psychology, with attention to culture and identity. Their primary focus is on violence and trauma, with specific attention to South Africa, both in terms of developing better critical conceptualization of violence in postcolonial settings, and more effective violence reduction interventions.

They have a specific interest in gender-based violence, including GBV in universities, and community interventions for reducing GBV. They work with several community organisations addressing gender violence and intimate partner violence.

Their work also focuses on secondary and vicarious trauma amongst people researching and supporting survivors of violence,
and further extends to the broad topic of globalization, consumer culture and youth identities.

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