Researcher biography

Jenny Maturi is a social scientist. Jenny’s research interests include gendered violence, refugee and migrant studies, social movements and institutions, and feminist theory. Prior to academia Jenny worked in the human services for 15 years, mostly in domestic violence and refugee resettlement organisations. Building on this work experience, Jenny’s research has a particular focus on strategies addressing gendered violence at the level of policy, advocacy and front-line service delivery. Her work to date examines the inclusion and exclusion of marginalised groups from mainstream systems and institutions, and explores what can be done differently to address social inequalities. Jenny has published in international journals on intimate partner violence and refugee communities; gender, race, ethnicity and culture; and gendered violence in a broader context of structural inequalities aimed at addressing issues of social justice.