Originally from Bermuda, Emily is a DPhil candidate with the Centre for Criminology. Her research interests are primarily within the criminology of small places, postcolonial criminology, feminist criminology and intersectional criminology. In her spare time, Emily performs in musical theatre and teaches yoga in Bermuda and Oxford.


DPhil Criminology (Part-Time), Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford (ongoing)

Thesis: Gangs and the Grapevine: Understanding Bermudian Identity through Crime Talk

Supervisors: Dr. Ian Loader (Centre for Criminology) and Prof. Jonny Steinberg (African Studies Centre)

Funding: Sir John W Cox Scholarship (Bank of Bermuda Foundation)


MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Distinction), Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford (2013)

Dissertation: Legal Hybridity and the Protection of Women's Rights: A Defence of South African Customary Law

Supervisor: Prof. Jonny Steinberg (Centre for Criminology, African Studies Centre)

Funding: Sir John W Cox Scholarship (Bank of Bermuda Foundation)


BSc (Hons) in Social Policy (First Class Honours), School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol (2012)

Exhange Programme with City University of Hong Kong (2011)

Dissertation: Law Enforcement Officer Attitudes Towards Domestic Violence in the UK: Policy, Protocol and Prevention

Supervisor: Dr. Geetanjali Gangoli

Funding: Nicholl Scholarship (Bermuda), Sir Henry Tucker Education Grant (Bank of Bermuda Foundation), Fessenden-Trott Scholarship (Bank of Bermuda Foundation)


Research Interests

Island Criminology; Criminology of Small Places; Feminist Criminology; Postcolonial Criminology; Public Sensibilities towards Crime, Order and Injustice; Sociology of Deviance; Intersectional Criminology; Bermudian Identity; Bermudian History

Research projects