Jo Woodiwiss is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Huddersfield. Her research critically engages with contemporary damage narratives and in particular women’s engagement with narratives of childhood sexual abuse. Jo is interested in exploring the perceived affects of (‘traumatic’) childhood experiences on adult identities and the narrative frameworks currently available to make sense of past experiences and to construct present and future identities. She has written and presented widely in the fields of narrative enquiry and childhood sexual abuse in relation to women’s narratives, sexuality, adult victims, self-identity, and recovered memories, and is the author of the book Contesting Stories of Childhood Sexual Abuse (2009 Palgrave).
Division of Criminology, Politics and Sociology
University of Huddersfield
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