For the second session of the Trinity Term, we are thrilled to be hosting Professor Biko Agozino, of Virginia Tech University, who will be presenting on the topic of ‘African and Counter-Colonial Perspectives in Criminology’. Here, in addition to discussing his leading work on the decolonialisation paradigm in criminology, Professor Agozino will also highlight how African perspectives can further develop and re-shape the field.

To sign-up for the event, please fill out the following registration form, and the event link will be emailed to you ahead of time. The registration form will close 24 hours prior to the event starting, so please email the event organiser after this time.

Speaker biography:

Dr. Biko Agozino was ranked among the top criminologists in the world by AcademicInfluence.com in 2020. He is a Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at Virginia Tech where he won the Excellence in Outreach and International Affairs award from the College of Libreral Arts and Human Sciences in 2021. He also won the Amistad Award from Central Connecticut State University in 2020 and was appointed as Professor Extraordinarius in Criminology by the University of South Africa, 2021-2024. He is the Editor-In-Chief of the African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies. He is a co-editor of Routledge Handbook on Africana Criminologies and co-author of Community Policing in Nigeria, 2021. He is also the author of Black Women and the Criminal Justice System: Towards the Decolonisation of Victimisation, Aldershort, Ashgate, 1997, reissued by Routledge, 2018; and of Counter-Colonial Criminology: A Critique of Imperialist Reason, London, Pluto Press, 2003.

Photo of Professor Biko Agozino sat on a park bench