Elyse Methven is a solicitor and doctoral scholar in the law faculty at the University of Technology, Sydney.
She is a recipient of the Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral Scholarship and has been engaged as a teaching fellow at UTS since 2011, where she lectures criminal law.
Elyse's research examines offensive language crimes and analyses the interrelationship between language, power and the law.
Her recent papers include Dirty words? Challenging the assumptions that underpin offensive language crimes; Interrogating ‘place’ in offensive language crimes; and The crime of swearing in public – obscene or obsolete?