Border Criminologies blog seeks reviewers for new books that examine border control globally. In 2018 so far, the blog has been visited more than 95,000 times. Our contributors come from across the globe, including the US, Mexico, Congo, and various countries in Europe, and we reach readers in more than 100 countries, including the UK, the US, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Canada, France, Greece, Australia and India. Book reviews have become a regular part of the blog and are cited on publishers’ websites. This year we are pleased to welcome two new members to the Book Reviews team, Peter Mancina and Sanja Milivojevic, who will work together with Gabriella Sanchez.

Reviewers must demonstrate expertise in a border control-related area of study and an active research and publication profile. Reviewers should be advanced graduate students (including advanced MSc students), have a Ph.D., or work as professionals in a field, industry, agency, or organization with critical proximity to the implementation or contestation of border control apparatuses.

Reviewers must be able to write clearly and concisely in English for scholarly and public audiences in accordance with our guidelines for writing good book reviews. This includes composing 800-1000 word reviews that provide an exposition of a book, context for a book, and critical analysis. Reviewers are expected to not have close personal or professional relations to the authors whose books they propose to review.

If you are interested in becoming a book reviewer for Border Criminologies, please communicate your interest via email to: bordercrim@law.ox.ac.uk

Include the following information in your email:

  • Your institution and title
  • A statement of interest (no more than 150 words)
  • 5-10 keywords indicating your area(s) of expertise
  • The title, author, and publication link of any book(s) you are interested in reviewing
  • A mailing address where you can receive books for review. 

Please also attach a PDF version of your CV to the email.

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Border Criminologies Book Review Editorial Team

Peter Mancina, Sanja Milivojevic, and Gabriella Sanchez 


While reviews are voluntary and unpaid, reviewers receive a complimentary copy of the book that they will review in hardback, paperback, or electronic form depending on the publisher’s review copy policies.

Books to Review

A Place to Call Home: Immigrant Exclusion and Urban Belonging in New York, Paris and Barcelona by Ernesto Castañeda 

The Border and the Line: Race, Literature, and Los Angeles by Dean Franco

Borderless Worlds for Whom?: Ethics, Moralities and Mobilities edited by Paasi, Anssi, Eeva-Kaisa Prokkola, Jarkko Saarinen, and Kaj Zimmerbauer

Crossroads: Comparative Immigration Regimes in a World of Demographic Change by Anna Boucher and Justin Gest 

The Evolution of Migration Management in the Global North by Christina Oelgemöller

Governing Irregular Migration: Bordering Culture, Labour, and Security in Spain by David Moffette 

Islands of Soveriegnty: Haitian Migration and The Borders of Empire by Jeffrey S. Kahn

The Jungle: Calais’ Camps and Migrants by Michel Agier

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Frances Cantú

Media, Crime and Racism by Monish Bhatia et al editors 

Migration, Citizenship and Identity: Selected Essays by Stephen Castels

Open Borders: In Defense of Free Movement edited by Reece Jones

Policing Humanitarianism: EU Policies Against Human Smuggling and their Impact on Civil Society edited by Sergio Carrera, Valsamis Mitsilegas, Jennifer Allsopp, Lina Vosyliute

Policing Undocumented Migrants: Law, Violence and Responsibility by Louise Boon Kuo

Refugee Resettlement: Power, Politics, and Humanitarian Governance edited by Adèle Garnier, Liliana Lyra Jubilut, and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Refugees, Civil Society and the State: European Experiences and Global Challenges by Ludger Pries

The Criminalization of Migration: Context and Consequences edited by Idil Atak, James C. Simeon

Threshold Emergency: Responders on the US Mexico Border by Ieva Jusionyte

Toward a Cosmopolitan Ethics of Mobility by Alexander Sager

The UK Border Regime by Corporate Watch

Universal Citizenship: Latino/a Studies at the Limits of Identity by R. Andres Guzman

Visas and Walls: Border Security in the Age of Terrorism by Nasli Avdan

What is a Border? by Manlio Graziano