Kym Atkinson

Dr Kym Atkinson

Lecturer in Criminology


I joined Sheffield Hallam as a Lecturer in Criminology in March 2021. My research is focused on gender, the state and sexual violence and I am particularly interested in the conceptualisation and theorisation of gendered harms. My doctoral thesis explored women students’ experiences of sexual violence at university and institutional responses to this violence.






Department Of Law and Criminology

College of Social Sciences and Arts




Journal articles

Atkinson, K., & Standing, K.E. (2019). Changing the Culture? A Feminist Academic Activist Critique. Violence Against Women, 25 (11), 1331-1351.

Book chapters

Atkinson, K., & Monk, H. (2023). Power, Sexual Violence and Mystification. In Scott, D., & Sim, J. (Eds.) Demystifying Power, Crime and Social Harm. The Work and Legacy of Steven Box. (pp. 327-349). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan:


Atkinson, K., Barr, Ú., Monk, H., & Tucker, K. (2022). Feminist Responses to Injustices of the State and its Institutions Politics, Intervention, Resistance. Policy Press.

Atkinson, K. (2017). Voices of Resistance Subjugated Knowledge and the Challenge to the Criminal Justice System. Eg Press Limited.

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