Dr Aisha K. Gill (B.A., M.A. [Di], Ph.D (University of Essex)) PGCHE, is Associate Professor in Criminology at University of Roehampton. Her main areas of interest are health and criminal justice responses to violence against black, minority ethnic and refugee (BMER) women in the UK, Iraqi Kurdistan and India. Dr Gill is often in the news as a commentator on early/child/forced marriage, violence predicated on 'honour', and sexual violence in South Asian communities. She writes for mainstream popular as well as academic audiences. Her current research interests include domestic violence; rights, law and early/child/forced marriage/female genital mutilation; 'honour' killings and 'honour’-based violence in the South Asian/Kurdish Diaspora and femicide in Iraqi Kurdistan and India; missing women; acid violence; child contact; trafficking; and sexual violence and exploitation. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals (see publications section) and is currently co-editing the first special issue on ‘Violence’ for Feminist Review that will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015.