News & Events: Events, Conferences and Workshops
Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective
22 - 23 June 2010, Centre for Criminology, Manor Road, and Christ Church, Oxford
- Professor Judith Pallot, SoGE, University of Oxford.
- Dr Laura Piacentini, University of Strathclyde.
- Dr Dominique Moran, University of Birmingham.
The workshop was inspired by the interdisciplinary ESRC-funded project on space and women's experience of incarceration in post-Soviet Russia (see website address below). It brought together geographers, criminologists, sociologists and anthropologists to discuss how 'space' and 'place' shape modern penal systems and affect the people drawn into them. The papers considered theoretical and feminist perspectives on spaces of incarceration, women in the asylum system, birth to death in prisons, the transformation of identities in different penal jurisdictions and representations of incarceration in Russia, the USA, UK and Europe.
"What is to be done? Prison expansion and opposition to it, in global perspective."
Ruth Wilson Gilmore (author of Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis and Opposition in Globalizing California)
Papers were given by:
- Sarah Armstrong [MP3: 18.8MB / 20:05 mins]
- Eamonn Carrabine [MP3: 19.0MB / 20:13 mins]
- Helen Codd [MP3: 19.6MB / 20:55 mins]
- Michael Fiddler
- Alex Hall [MP3: 16.6MB / 17:48 mins]
- Stephen Hutchings [MP3: 29.6MB / 31:31 mins]
- Mary McAuley [MP3: 24.1MB / 25:43 mins]
- Dara McGrath [MP3: 22.0MB / 20:05 mins]
- Lena Olmenchenko / Guzel Sabirova
- Alla Pokras
- Rashad Shabazz [MP3: 19.4MB / 20:40 mins]
- Stephanie Taylor [MP3: 16.7MB / 17:50 mins]
- Azrini Wahidin [MP3: 23.6MB / 25:11 mins]
The workshop was hosted jointly by the Centre for Criminology and the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE) at the University of Oxford, and was part of a programme funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
For further information on the workshop please contact email@example.com
To see more about the project please visit the project website: Women in the Russian Penal System: The role of distance in the theory and practice of imprisonment in late Soviet and post-Soviet Russia