Border Criminologies is pleased to announce that Juliet Stumpf will be joining Mary Bosworth as co-Director of the Border Criminologies Network. Juliet Stumpf is the Robert E. Jones Professor of Advocacy and Ethics at Lewis & Clark Law School.  She is a scholar of crimmigration law, the intersection of immigration and criminal law. Her research seeks to illuminate the study of immigration law with interdisciplinary insights. She has published widely in leading journals and books, including a series of crimmigration articles beginning with The Crimmigration Crisis: Immigrants, Crime, and Sovereign Power, 56 Am. U. L. Rev. 367 (2006), and she co-authors the casebook Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy (8th ed. West 2016). Stumpf is a co-founder of CINETS, the transnational, interdisciplinary network of crimmigration scholars, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Innovation Law Lab.

Based at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford, Border Criminologies fosters a network of contributors that stretches from Oxford to Australia, including other academics and research students, practitioners and migrants. Border Criminologies facilitates the exchange of ideas through its website which acts as a portal to academic research on border control within criminology and related disciplines, regular seminars and conferences, and the Border Criminologies blog, which showcases original research and first hand accounts of border control. Mary Bosworth and Juliet Stumpf work closely with Vanessa BarkerAndriani Fili, Peter Mancina, Sanja MilivojevicAlpa Parmar, Bill de la Rosa, Gabriella Sanchez, and Maartje van der Woude.

Border Criminologies is today a global page of reference to people working on border control. The blog is widely read and attracts an international audience from more than 170 countries. With over one hundred posts annually, the blog features book reviews, individual posts, and themed series on border control and criminalization of migration. These themes have engaged with the politically contentious nature of migration, borders and security, the vulnerability of those subject to border controls, penal humanitarianism, and transforming borders from below. 

The collaboration between Professors Bosworth and Stumpf as co-directors will build on the strong foundation of the organization’s widely read academic blog and its engagement with a transnational, interdisciplinary network of scholars. They plan to take Border Criminologies in new directions, joining forces with the CINETS network of crimmigration scholars to organize the Crimmigration Control conference to be held at Lewis & Clark Law School in 2020. With their leadership, Border Criminologies will continue to lead the academy in globalizing access to research and scholarship through a diversity of media, lifting up cutting-edge research, legal work, publications, and pedagogy.