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Bhat, M. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Groups in Utecht, Workman, Kaddour & Griffin's Culture, Diversity & Criminal Justice: Towards Culturally Safe Justice Systems (Ed.), Writing in progress

Bhat, M. (July 2021). A Feminist Critique of the Representation of Masculinities and Motherhood in Bollywood Cinema: Implications on Gender Violence in the Indian Diaspora in T. Pearce and A. Moraes's Global Perspectives on Motherhood, Mothering, and Masculinities (Ed), Demeter Press.

Wodda, A. and Bhat, M (July 2021). Selling Sex in a Global Context. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. 

Ullman, S. E., & Bhat, M. (2016). Sexual Assault/Sexual Violence. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Bhat, M. and Ullman, S. E. (2014). Examining Marital Violence in India: Review and Recommendations for Future Research, in Trauma, Violence and Abuse, (15) 1: 57-74, DOI: 10.1177/1524838013496331

Bhat, M. and Wodda, A. (2013). Examining Legal Responses to Sexual Violence: A Comparative Review of Court Systems in India and the United States. In P. Unnithan’s Crime and Justice in India (Ed.). SAGE Publications: New Delhi.


Erez, E., and Bhat, M. (2010). Rape myths and violence against women. In F. Cullen, & P. Wilcox (Eds.), Encyclopedia of criminological theory (pp. 772-774). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Essays & Articles

Bhat, M. (14 October 2019). “Empowering Immigrant and Refugee Women Through Digital Storytelling?”, in Ms. Magazine, 2019

Bhat, M. (September 2019). “My Experiences with Colorism as a South Asian Immigrant Woman: How I Learned to Celebrate and Embrace my Skin Color”, in Our Voices Our Stories: Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color (Ed.), NGWCC, Inc.

Bhat, M. (31 July 2019). “What does Feminism mean in Bollywood?”, in Ms. Magazine, 2019

Toolkits & Blogs

Bhat, M. (April 22, 2024). Catcalling is Not A Compliment”: Reclaiming My Healing from Street Harassment, Trauma Informed LA Blogs.


Co-Editor, for Expanding Partnerships and Key Linkages, Key Directions in Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention Summary Report (2017) published by the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) / PreventConnect.

Bhat, M. (April 11, 2019). Reflecting on Street Harassment: Experiences from India to the US: Prevention, Allyship & Community Accountability, a blog posted on Stop Street Harassment.


Bhat, M. (July 21, 2017). Blogging: Storytelling Tool for Critical Conversations, a blog posted on PreventConnect for LEAP program participants.


Bhat, M. (April 4, 2017). Preventing and Ending the Cycle of Street Harassment and Sexual Violence, a blog op-ed posted on PreventConnect and cross-posted on Stop Street Harassment.


Bhat, M. (December 5, 2016). Band of Brothers Engaging Boys and Men as Allies to Prevent Violence against Women in India, a blog posted on PreventConnect/ CALCASA.


Bhat, M. (October 31, 2016). Common barriers for sexual violence survivors in India and the United States: The Need to Focus on Primary Prevention, a blog posted on PreventConnect/ CALCASA.


Bhat, M. (December 4, 2015). USA: Engaging Male Allies to End Violence Against Women, a blog posted on Stop Street Harassment.  


Bhat, M. (November 9, 2015). India: Are we supporting all survivors of sexual violence equally? -a blog posted on Stop Street Harassment.


Bhat, M. (October 12, 2015). USA: Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a blog posted on Stop Street Harassment.

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