Carol Harrington

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Senior Lecturer School of Social and Cultural Studies


Teaching in 2019


PhD Well

Research specialties

My research interests include: Violence; the body; governmentality; political sociology; gender; and family.

Current supervison

PhD: Samantha Keene, 'Partnering Porn? A qualitative study of pornography and intimate relationships among emerging adults'

PhD: Marita Leask, 'Love hurts: An Exploration of Discourses of Intimate Violence'

PhD: Ricardo Quirarte-Martinez, 'The representation and practice of hegemonic masculinity in heterosexual affective relations'

Selected publications

Harrington, C. (2018). Popular feminist websites, intimate publics, and feminist knowledge about sexual violence. Feminist Media Studies. doi:10.1080/14680777.2018.1546215

Harrington, C. (2018). Neo-liberal Subjectivity, Self-branding and ‘My Rape Story’ YouTube Videos. Critical Sociology.

Harrington, C. (2017). Gender Policy Models and Calls to “Tackle Demand” for Sex Workers. Sexuality Research and Social Policy.

Harrington, C. (2017). Collaborative research with sex workers. In M. Spanger, & M. Skilbrei (Eds.), Prostitution Research in Context. Oxon: Routledge.

Harrington, C. (2016). Peacekeeping. In J. Steans, & D. Tepe-Belfrage (Eds.), Handbook on Gender in World Politics (pp. 280-288). Cheltenham : Edward Elgar.

Harrington, C. (2016). Feminist Killjoys and Women Scorned: An Analysis of News and Commentary on the Sexual Violence Allegations Against Julian Assange. Feminist Criminology, April 27, 2016

Harrington, C. (2014). Resolution 1325 and Post-Cold War Feminist Politics. In N. Pratt, & S. Richter-Devroe (Eds.), Gender, Governance and International Security. Routledge

Harrington, Carol (2012). "Governmentality and the Power of Transnational Women’s Movements.” Studies in Social Justice 7(1): 47–63.

Harrington, Carol (2012) Prostitution Policy Models and Feminist Knowledge Politics in New Zealand and Sweden. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 9(4), 337–349.

Harrington, Carol (2012). Embodiment, authority and the international criminalization of sexual violence against women. Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's and Gender Studies. Special Issue: Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict: Gender, Society and the State, 20(10): 32-54

Harrington, Carol (2011). Resolution 1325 and Post Cold War Feminist Politics. International Feminist Journal of Politics 13(4): 557-575

Harrington, Carol (2011), Governing sex workers in Timor Leste, Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 52(1): 29-41

Harrington, Carol, Politicization of Sexual Violence: From Abolitionism to Peacekeeping London: Ashgate, 2010.

Harrington C. (2010), Review of: Gillian Abel, Lisa Fitzgerald, and Catherine Healy, with Aline Taylor (Eds.) Taking the Crime Out of Sex Work: New Zealand Sex Workers' Fight for Decriminalisation, New Zealand Sociology, 25(2): 129-135.

Harrington, Carol and Neilson, Tainui (2009).A Review of Research on Sexual Violence in Audio-Visual Media. Wellington: Office of Film and Literature Classification

Harrington, Carol (2006). Governing Peacekeeping: The Role of Authority and Expertise in the Case of Sexual Violence and Trauma. Economy and Society35(3): 346-380

Harrington, Carol (2005). The Politics of Rescue: Peacekeeping and Anti-trafficking Programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo."International Feminist Journal of Politics, 7(2): 175-206

Harrington, Carol, Salem, Ayman and Zurabishvili, Tamara (Eds). (2004).After Communism: Critical Perspectives on Society and Sociology.Bern: Peter Lang AG, European Academic Publishers

Harrington, Carol (2004). Prostitutes and Peacekeepers in Bosnia Herzegovina and Kosovo. In Carol Harrington, Ayman Salem and Tamara Zurabishvili (Eds.), After Communism: Critical Perspectives on Society and Sociology. Bern: Peter Lang AG, European Academic Publishers

Harrington, Carol (2002) Agency and Social Identity: Resistance Among Pakeha New Zealand Mothers. Women's Studies International Forum, 25 (1): 109-126

Selected conference papers and guest presentations

Harrington, C. (2017). Gender policy models, prostitution and the politics of knowledge. Invitation to Lecture. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Harrington, C. (2017). Gender policy models, prostitution and the politics of knowledge. Central European University. Department of Gender Studies. 2016-2017 Public Lecture Series. Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Harrington, C. (2017). Gender policy models and calls to ‘tackle demand’ for sex workers. 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association: (Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities. Athens, Greece, 29 August-1 September 2017

Harrington, C. (2015). The New Zealand model of prostitution policy. Roundtable: COST Action IS1209 – 'Comparing European Prostitution Policies: Understanding Scales and Cultures of Governance' (ProsPol). Zagreb, Croatia.

Harrington, C. (2015). The concept of problematization. Working Group 3 of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action. "Comparing European Prostitution Policies". Vienna.

Harrington, C. (2015). Online accounts of rape and sexual violence. Paper presented at trans/forming feminisms: media, technology, identity Conference. University of Otago, 23 - 25 Nov 2015

Harrington, C. (2015). The adult worker model of family policy and European criminalization of sex-workers’ clients: Reconfiguring public and private. Paper presented at Troubling Prostitution: Exploring Intersections of Sex, Intimacy and Labour Conference. Vienna, 16 - 18 Apr 2015

Harrington, C. (2014). Comparing European and New Zealand Responses to Calls to Tackle Demand for Prostitution. Paper presented at Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference. Christchurch, NZ, 2014

Harrington, C. (2014). Comparing the Experts on Prostitution Policy in New Zealand and Sweden. Paper presented at Comparing European Prostitution Policies: Understanding Scales and Cultures of Governance. Athens, Greece, 2014

Harrington, C. (2014). Responsibilizing men who pay for sex. In Competing Responsibilities Conference. Victoria University of Wellington, 15-17 August 2014

Harrington, C. (2012). The Boy Who Played with Fire: Rape discourse in press coverage of the allegations against Julian Assange. Paper presented at New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference. Wellington, 1 Nov 2012


Teaching in 2019