Short CV/Education and training

  • 1997 – 2002
    Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Fordham University, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, 113 West 60th St, New York, NY 10023, U.S.A.

  • 2002 – 2005
    Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459, U.S.A.

  • 2005 – 2006
    Katzenbach Research Fellow, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford.

  • 2006 – 2008
    University Lecturer, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford

  • since 2008
    Reader in Criminology, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford

  • since 2011
    Professor of Criminology, Monash University Australia

Selected publications

  • Inside Immgration Detention: Foreigners in a Carceral Age. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199675470. In Press. 2014.

  • Edited With Katja Aas. Borders of Punishment: Citizenship, Crime Control, and Social Exclusion. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2013.

  • Edited With Carolyn Hoyle. What is Criminology? Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2011.

  • Explaining U.S. Imprisonment. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 2010.

  • The US Federal Prison System. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 2002.

  • Engendering Resistance: Agency and Power in Women?s Prisons. Aldershot: Ashgate Press. 1999.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects


  • Leverhulme International Network Grant on External Border Control, for 3-year project linking the Border Criminology research group I direct at Oxford with similar research teams at Monash University and Oslo University. Creates a 3-year Network facilitator post, as well as a 3-year open access SSRN journal on criminology, migration and justice, and linked seminars in each of the three sites. The network is specifically designed to create networking opportunities and platforms for doctoral and postdoctoral candidates. 2013 – 2016

  • European Research Council, Starting Grant 313356, for 5-year project, "Subjectivity, Identity, and Penal Power: Foreigners in a Carceral Age". 2012 – 2017

  • Member of ESRC funded Seminar Series, "Exploring everyday practice and resistance in immigration detention" with Universities of York, Birmingham, Lancaster and Exeter. Co-investigator. Creates 5 linked seminars, joining the five institutions, interdisciplinary scholars working on migration control and practitioners. 2012 – 2014

Additional qualifications

  • MPhil (Criminology). 1994

  • BA(Hons) First Class, History. 1992.


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