Biography

Luiz is a DPhil candidate in Criminology, looking at the conditions of possibility for mass incarceration in Brazil in times of re-democratisation and social inclusion. His research is supervised by Professor Ian Loader. He has been recipient of awards and grants from the Oxford Law Faculty, Oxford Centre for Criminology, and Wolfson College.

Luiz is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Oxford Law Faculty. He was a Visiting Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Roehampton (2021) and has also given invited lectures in several graduate programmes in criminology and law in Brazil. Luiz has also worked as a Research Assistant to Professor Carolyn Hoyle and Professor Julian Roberts at the Oxford Centre for Criminology, and to Dr Simone Santorso at the University of Hull. He is co-founder and co-convenor of the Southernising Criminology Discussion Group, and was a Graduate Teaching Facilitator at the Oxford Law Faculty. In addition, he is a peer reviewer of the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, International Criminology, and Revista Brasileira de Ciências Criminais.

His main research interest is the sociology of punishment and his broader interests include the political economy of punishment, punishment and democracy, Southern Criminology, and judicial discretion in sentencing. He has published papers on punishment, penal populism, prison, policing, racism and criminal justice, Southern Criminology, and Criminal Law. His work has been published in English, Portuguese, Italian, and Spanish.

Prior to commencing his DPhil, Luiz worked as a lawyer in Brazil, having majored in Law at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University (Brazil). He then completed graduate courses in Criminal Law at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and Criminology at the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and National University of Litoral (Argentina). He also holds an MA in Critical Criminology and Social Security from the Universities of Padua and Bologna (Italy).

Luiz is a member of the British Society of Criminology, the European Society of Criminology, and the European Group for the Study of Deviance & Social Control.

Publications

Recent additions

Journal Article (7)

Presentation/Conference contribution (5)

L P Dal Santo, Beyond penal populism: when too little – not too much – democracy leads to mass incarceration, paper presented at Convegno Giustizia e legalità alla prova delle disuguaglianze, Rome, 23 Jan 2020
L P Dal Santo, Inequality, punishment and discipline at the Global Periphery: contextualizing criminological knowledge beyond developed countries, paper presented at International Workshop “Inequality and penality: Explorations in the contemporary political economy of punishment”, Bologna, Italy, 27 June 2019
L P Dal Santo, Rethinking neoliberal penality: social inclusion and mass incarceration in Brazil, paper presented at I International Seminar “Insecurity and Punitiveness in Latin America: conditions, connexions and effects”, Maceió, Brazil, 11 December 2018
Dieter, Vitor and L P Dal Santo, From warehousing to the organization of crime: the Brazilian mass incarceration dilemma, paper presented at Common Study Programme on Criminal Justice and Critical Criminology, Corinth, Greece, 30th November 2017

Internet Publication (3)

Other (3)

L P Dal Santo, 'The punitive turn - Part I' (2019) III Curso Popular de Formação de Defensoras e Defensores Públicos, 29 January 2019
L P Dal Santo, 'The punitive turn - Part II' (2019) III Curso Popular de Formação de Defensoras e Defensores Públicos, 29 January 2019
L P Dal Santo, 'Police violence' (2018) III Curso Popular de Formação de Defensoras e Defensores Públicos, 3 October 2018

Events organised by Luiz Phelipe Dal Santo

26 Oct 2021

Tuesday - 9:00AM

Thinking Social Science on a World Scale

Speaker

Prof Raewyn Connell

Speaker Affiliation

University of Sydney

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03 Nov 2021

Wednesday - 4:00PM

More than an intellectual project? Towards an ethics of practice in southern criminology

Speaker

Dr Mark Brown

Speaker Affiliation

University of Sheffield

Venue

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17 Nov 2021

Wednesday - 4:00PM

Imperialism, racial capitalism, and postcolonialism

Speaker

Prof Alex Callinicos

Speaker Affiliation

King's College London

Venue

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01 Dec 2021

Wednesday - 5:00PM

Uneven and Combined Development Theory: making sense of the periphery

Speaker

Prof Justin Rosenberg

Speaker Affiliation

University of Sussex

Venue

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02 Feb 2022

Wednesday - 4:00PM

Cars, compounds and containers: judicial and extrajudicial infrastructures of punishment in the ‘old’ and ‘new’ South Africa

Speaker

Dr Gail Super

Speaker Affiliation

University of Toronto

Venue

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02 Mar 2022

Wednesday - 4:00PM

Agents of Insecurity: a postcolonial perspective on policing in Urban Pakistan

Speaker

Dr Zoha Waseem

Speaker Affiliation

University of Warwick

Venue

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27 Apr 2022

Wednesday - 4:00PM

The state of criminology in East Asia

Speaker

Prof Jianhong Liu

Speaker Affiliation

University of Macau

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11 May 2022

Wednesday - 4:00PM

Russian and Eastern European Criminology

Speaker

Dr. Anna Gurinskaya

Speaker Affiliation

St Petersburg University

Venue

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08 Jun 2022

Wednesday - 4:00PM

Southernising Arab Criminology

Speaker

Dr. Nabil Ouassini & Dr. Anwar Ouassini

Speaker Affiliation

Prairie View A & M University & Delaware State University

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Research projects