MSc student at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford.
Andrew Roesch-Knapp graduated with High Honors from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in both Sociology and Fine Art. While a Junior, he spent the year studying in Denmark where he researched the practice of remand solitary confinement. Returning to Berkeley, he completed his Sociology Honors Thesis on the prisoner-led hunger strikes of 2011-2013 against long-term solitary confinement. After graduating, he worked for National Geographic during which time he completed a photography project exploring the relationship between prisons and the larger geographies of their location. Now a Masters student in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Oxford, he is working on the compilation of the Immigration Detention Archive, a collection of letters, artwork, music, and other documentation made by people held in UK Immigration Removal Centres. Continuing onto his PhD, Andrew is interested in studying the shifting methodologies of state punishment in the ‘war on terror’, particularly the intersectionality of counter-terrorism with ethnicity and citizenship.