Sahana Sarkar


College of Business, Government and Law

place Social Science South
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Sahana Sarkar is a Lecturer in Criminology at College of Business, Law and Government at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. She completed her Doctorate in Criminology from Queensland University of Technology in 2023. Her doctoral thesis was on Exploring women survivors’ experiences of, responses to, and impact of Technology-facilitated Sexual Violence in India. Her research focuses on how technology facilitates gendered and sexual violence by unknown persons and intimate partners within the Global South. Dr Sarkar's research also explores digital literacy to understand how individuals employ safety practices and how marginalised identities influence it. She has previously worked as a Lecturer at St Joseph’s College, Bengaluru in Department of Communication and Centre for Internet and Society in Bengaluru where she conducted research on Privacy India. Dr Sarkar also worked with Praxis conducting capacity building exercises and conducted a month long participatory video workshop with sex workers in Maharashtra, India.


PhD, Criminology (Queensland University of Technology)

MPhil Media & Cultural Studies (Mudra Institute of Communications, India)

MA Media Governance (Jamia Milia Islamia University, India)

MA Sociology (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Bachelors Sociology (Jesus & Mary College, Delhi University)

Honours, awards and grants

Visiting Scholar (Harrington School of Communication & Media, University of Rhode Island)

Bill & Melinda Gates Grant for Voice for Change project

Topic coordinator
CRIM2206 Analysing Cybercrime & Digital risk
CRIM1102 Criminal Justice System
Supervisory interests
Crime, law and justice
Feminist practice
Hate crime
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