Lucy Harry

DPRU Post-Doctoral Researcher


Dr Lucy Harry is a post-doctoral researcher at the Death Penalty Research Unit (DPRU) working on the ‘Mapping the Political Economy of Drugs and the Death Penalty in Southeast Asia’ project. She completed her doctorate (DPhil) at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford, under the supervision of Professor Carolyn Hoyle. Her doctoral research focused on cases of women sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Malaysia. As part of this, she conducted empirical research in Kuala Lumpur, and was a Visiting Scholar at Monash University, Malaysia. Her DPhil was funded by an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentship, and she was the Gregory Kulkes Scholar in Law at Balliol College, Oxford. Lucy holds a MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice (with Distinction) from the University of Oxford, and a First-Class undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews (she received the degree prize for coming top in her academic year). Throughout her DPhil, Lucy worked as a research assistant on a number of DPRU projects including, most recently, research on opinion shapers views on the death penalty in Kenya in conjunction with The Death Penalty Project and the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. 

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