Digital Sexual Violence

Having taught feminist, gender, and sexuality issues in higher education for a decade now, I have always been invested in issues of sexual abuse, assault, and harassment. My research in this area therefore draws on and is strongly motivated by the lived experience of my students, past, present, and future. I am particularly interested in how digital forms of sexual violence manifest and how they impact the lives of victim-survivors, bystanders, and support persons.’


Campus Sexual Misconduct in a Digital Age (CASMIDA)

Since 2021, I have led a new project as Principal Investigator. “Campus Sexual Misconduct in a Digital Age (CASMIDA)” explores the intersections between campus sexual misconduct and technology-facilitated sexual violence (TFSV) in Singapore.

CASMIDA is in collaboration with a team of NUS and NTU scholars: (from left to right) Dr. Jungup Lee (Social Work, NUS), Dr. Bimlesh Wadhwa (Computer Science, NUS), Dr. Olivia Choy (Psychology, NTU), and Dr. Edson Tandoc (Communication, NTU).

Grants that have supported CASMIDA:

2022
National University of Singapore (NUS) Ministry of Education (MOE) Tier 1 Grant for “Campus Sexual Misconduct in a Digital Age (CASMIDA): Perspectives from Singapore”

2021
National University of Singapore (NUS) Center for Trusted Internet and Community (CTIC) Pilot Project Grant for “Detrimental to Our Well-Being: Digital Technologies and Campus Sexual Misconduct in Singapore” 

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Staff Research Support Scheme (SRSS) for “Detrimental to Our Well-Being: Digital Technologies and Campus Sexual Misconduct in Singapore” 

2020
Research Scholarship Block-Fund Post Doc Fellows (RSB-PDF) Grant

Talks and presentations we have done so far are:

Talks
Ho, Michelle H. S., Shivani Gupta, Jungup Lee, and Bimlesh Wadhwa. “Detrimental to Our Well-Being: Digital Technologies and Campus Sexual Misconduct in Singapore,” Singapore, April 8, 2022. Co-hosted by the NUS Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster (GSRC).

International Conference Presentations
Tay, Cherie and Michelle H. S. Ho. “Sexual Violence Enabled by Technology: Feminist Perspectives from Singapore.” National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, November 10-13, 2022.

Gupta, Shivani and Michelle H. S. Ho. “Digital Well-being on Campus: Technology Facilitated Sexual Violence Amongst University Students in Singapore.” Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI, March 24-27, 2022.

Ho, Michelle H. S. “Violent Visibilities: Campus Sexual Misconduct Facilitated by Technology in Singapore.” Cultural Studies Association (CSA) Conference, Virtual, June 10-12, 2021.