Border Criminologies Guest Twitter Project

We would like to invite you to the launch of the Border Criminologies Guest Twitter Project on Monday 7TH November! For this project, our Twitter account @Bordercrim will be taken over for one week by members of our network. The aim is to give the floor to emerging scholars, researchers, and practitioners from around the world to share their work, ideas, opinions and news from their countries, etc. They will present issues related to migration and mobility, border policing and refugees, with particular attention on her/his area of expertise or experience. Follow this project at #GuestTweetBC

If you are interested in participating in this project please contact Andriani Fili (

Our first guest

Ana Ballesteros Pena (Week 1: 7th-11th November)

Ana Ballesteros Pena is a PhD candidate at the University of Barcelona (Spain). Her research examines female incarceration in the Spanish Penitentiary System with specific focus on the analysis of prison policies implemented over the past decade. Ana holds a BA in Political Science and Public Administration (Complutense University of Madrid), an Expert’s Degree in Evaluation of Programs and Politics (Complutense University of Madrid), an MA in Participatory Research for Local Development (Complutense University of Madrid) and an MA in Gender and Equal Opportunities, in the specialty of feminist and gender research (Jaume I University, Castellón). She has also been an Academic Visitor at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford. Her research interests include punishment and social control, gender, prisons and migration control. She is currently involved in the project “Understanding Prison Life: New Research Frontiers”, University of Cambridge.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in tweets by our Guests do not necessarily reflect the views of Border Criminologies.