The Global Prison Research Network is for scholars worldwide researching prisons and other institutions of confinement. The network is multi-disciplinary and open for researchers doing confinement studies on different levels – from the everyday life of specific institutions, to the wider political impact of penal policy changes.

News & Publications

  • New Perspectives on Prison Masculinities Forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan is the edited collection "New Perspectives on Prison Masculinities" (2018), edited by GPRN-member Matthew Maycock and Kate Hunt. The collection utilises recent advances in theories ...
    Posted 17 Nov 2017, 07:39 by Julie W
  • Program: Connecting Urban and Prison Ethnographies Connecting Urban and Prison Ethnographies: Security and Confinement beyond the Limitations of Site              GPRN-Securcit Roundtable Meeting | 2-3 November @ University of AmsterdamTime schedule: Day 1: Thursday 2 November ...
    Posted 30 Oct 2017, 10:57 by Julie W
  • CfP extended to 1 August for GPRN Urban & Prison Ethnographies Roundtable in Amsterdam Connecting Urban and Prison Ethnographies:Security and Confinement beyond the Limitations of Site Global Prisons Research Network & SECURCIT Roundtable MeetingUniversity of Amsterdam 2 - 3 November 2017 This two-day ...
    Posted 15 Jul 2017, 03:09 by Julie W
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New Members & Updates

NameResearch RegionResearch Interests
Ergün Cakal Scandinavia, Sierra Leone, Myanmar, Israel-Palestine, Turkey, Australia International law, criminal process and reform, human rights, psychological methods of violence, prison ethnography 
Heather Anderson Australia Relationships between prisons and media, prisoners radio, community media and journalism. 
Leyla Savloff Argentina, Latin America, USA Subjectivities, govermentality, politics of representation, recognition and redistribution. Integration. Visual Anthropology, urban ethnographies. 
Basil Farraj Israel/Palestine Everyday life of Palestinian political prisoners held in Israel, violence against them, and resistance against the incarcerating regime. Intersections of memory, resistance, and art. 
Luisa Schneider Sierra Leone IPV and SGBV, its endurance, acceptance, mediation and response in the tensions between community and state law. 
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