Biography

Mary Bosworth is the Director of the Centre for Criminology and Director of Border Criminologies, an interdisciplinary research group focusing on the intersections between criminal justice and border control. In addition to being Professor of Criminology, she is a Fellow of St Cross College at the University of Oxford and, concurrently, Professor of Criminology at Monash University. Prof. Bosworth conducts research into the ways in which prisons,immigration detention centres and deportation uphold notions of race, gender and citizenship and how those who are subject to these practices or work in these fields negotiate their daily lives. Her research is international and comparative and has included work conducted in Britain, France, Greece, the US and Australia.  It has been funded by the European Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, the ESRC, the Nuffield Foundation and the John Fell Fund. Further details about some of these projects can be found on the Border Criminology website. Mary is the UK Editor-in-Chief of Theoretical Criminology, a co-editor of Clarendon Studies in Criminology at Oxford University Press and the Routledge Studies in Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship, and a member of the editorial boards of Race & Justice, Incarceration, and the International Journal of Migration and Border Studies.

 

She teaches courses on the MSc in Criminology & Criminal Justice on 'Criminal Justice, Migration and Citizenship', 'Theorizing Punishment', 'Prisons', 'Race & Gender' and 'Qualitative Methods'. She supervises DPhil, MSc and Mphil students on her main areas of research but is particualrly keen to work with students focused on immigration detention and deportation.

Publications

Recent additions

  • M Bosworth, 'Immigration Detention and the Production of Race in the UK’' in Dauvergne, Catherine (ed), Research Handbook on the Law and Politics of Migration. (Edward Elgar Publishers 2021)
  • M Bosworth, Esposito, Francesca and Fili, Andriani, 'Accessing Justice from Immigration Detention in Greece and ' in Faedda, B (ed), Rule of Law: Strategies, Experiences, and Interpretations. (Ronzani Editore 2021)
  • M Bosworth and Singler, Samuel, 'A mundane spectacle? (In)visibility, normalisation and the state in the UK migrant escorting contract’ ' in Bosworth, M., and Zedner, L (eds), Privatising Border Control: Law at the limits of the sovereign state (Oxford University Pressd 2021)

Chapter (32)

M Bosworth and Singler, Samuel, 'A mundane spectacle? (In)visibility, normalisation and the state in the UK migrant escorting contract’ ' in Bosworth, M., and Zedner, L (eds), Privatising Border Control: Law at the limits of the sovereign state (Oxford University Pressd 2021)
M Bosworth, Esposito, Francesca and Fili, Andriani, 'Accessing Justice from Immigration Detention in Greece and ' in Faedda, B (ed), Rule of Law: Strategies, Experiences, and Interpretations. (Ronzani Editore 2021)
M Bosworth, 'Immigration Detention and the Production of Race in the UK’' in Dauvergne, Catherine (ed), Research Handbook on the Law and Politics of Migration. (Edward Elgar Publishers 2021)
M Bosworth, 'Border Criminology e potere penale’ ' in Rinaldi, C., and Saitta, P. (eds), Criminologie Critiche Contemporanee (Giuffre Editore 2020)
M Bosworth, 'Border Criminology and the changing nature of penal power.' in Liebling, A, Marina, S., and McAra, L (eds), Oxford Handbook of Criminology (Oxford University Press 2017)
ISBN: 9780198719441
M Bosworth, 'Immigration Detention and Penal Power' in M Flynn and M. Flynn (eds), Challenging Immigration Detention—: Academics, Activists, Policymakers (Edward Elgar Publishers 2017)
ISBN: 978 1 78536 805 9
M Bosworth, 'Border Criminologies: How migration is changing criminal justice' in Mary Bosworth, Carolyn Hoyle, Lucia Zedner (ed), Changing Contours of Criminal Justice (Oxford University Press 2016)
M Bosworth and Blerina Kellezi, 'Getting in, getting out and getting back: Access ethics and emotions in immigration detention research,' in S. Armstrong, J. Blaustein and A. Henry (eds), Reflexivity and Criminal Justice: Intersections of Policy, Practice and Research (Palgrave Macmillan 2016) (forthcoming)
M Bosworth and Turnbull, Sarah, 'Immigration Detention and the Expansion of Penal Power in the UK' in K. Reiter and A. Koenig. (eds), Extreme Punishment (Palgrave 2015)
M Bosworth and A Fili, 'Immigration Detention in Britain and Greece' in Douglas Epps and Rich Furman (eds), Detaining the Immigrant Other: Global and Transnational Issues (Oxford University Press 2015)
M Bosworth, 'Immigration Detention, Ambivalence and the Colonial Other ' in Eriksson, Anna (ed), Punishing the Other (Routledge 2015)
M Bosworth, I Hasselberg and S Turnbull, 'Imprisonment in a Global Age: Rethinking Penal Power' in Y Jewkes, B Crewe and J Bennett (eds), Handbook of Prisons (Sage Publications 2015)
M Bosworth, 'Citizenship and Belonging in a Women\'s Immigration Detention Centre' in C Phillips and C Webster (eds), New Directions in Race, Ethnicity and Crime (Routledge 2014) (forthcoming)
M Bosworth, 'Immigration Detention' in S Pickering (ed), Routledge Handbook on Crime and Migration (2014) (forthcoming)
S Pickering, M Bosworth and KF Aas, 'The Criminology of Mobility' in S Pickering (ed), Routledge Handbook on Crime and Migration (Routledge 2014) (forthcoming)
M Bosworth, 'Can Immigration Detention be Legitimate' in KF Aas and M Bosworth (eds), The Borders of Punishment: Citizenship, Crime Control and Social Exclusion (Oxford University Press 2013) (forthcoming)
ISBN: 978-0-19-966939-4
KF Aas and M Bosworth, 'Preface' in KF Aas and M Bosworth (eds), The Borders of Punishment: Citizenship, Crime Control and Social Exclusion (Oxford University Press 2013) (forthcoming)
M Bosworth and E Kaufman, 'Prison and National Identity: Citizenship, Punishment and the Sovereign State.' in D Scott (ed), Why Prison? (Cambridge University Press 2013) (forthcoming)
M Bosworth and A Fili, 'Gender and Corrections' in C. Renzetti, S. Miller and S. Gover (eds), Handbook of Gender and Crime Studies (Routledge 2012)
M Bosworth and E Kaufman, 'Gender and Punishment ' in J Simon and R Sparks (eds), Handbook of Punishment and Society (Sage 2012) (forthcoming)
M Bosworth and S Palmer, 'Prisons' in W. DeKeseredy and M. Dragiewicz (eds), Handbook of Critical Criminology (Routledge 2012)
M Bosworth, 'Human Rights and Immigration Detention (Forthcoming)' in M-B Dembour and T Kelly (eds), Are Human Rights for Migrants? Critical Reflections on the Status of Irregular Migrants in Europe and the United States (Routledge 2011)
ISBN: 9780415619066
M Bosworth and C Hoyle, 'Mapping the Borders of Criminology: Some Concluding Thoughts ' in M Bosworth and C Hoyle (eds), What is Criminology? (Oxford University Press 2011)
M Bosworth and C Hoyle, 'What is Criminology: An Introduction' in M Bosworth and C Hoyle (eds), What is Criminology? (Oxford University Press 2011)
M Bosworth and M Guild, 'Gran Bretaña: el gobierno a través del control de las migraciones' in S. Palidda (ed), Criminalización étnica de los migrantes en Europa (Comares 2010)
M Bosworth, 'Governing the Responsible Prisoner: A Comparative Analysis' in P Triantafillou and E Sørensen (eds), The Politics of Self-Governance (Ashgate 2009)
M Bosworth and M Guild, 'Gran Bretagna: governare attraverso il controllo delle migrazioni' in S. Palidda (ed), Razzismo Democratico: La Persecuzione degli Stranieri in Europa (AgenziaX 2009)
M Bosworth, 'Border Crossings: Immigration Detention and the Exclusive Society' in M Lee (ed), Human Trafficking. Collumpton (Willan Publishing 2007)
ISBN: 978-1-84392-241-4
M Bosworth, 'Epilogue' in M Bosworth and J Flavin (eds), Race, gender and punishment: From colonialism to the war on terror (Rutgers University Press 2007)
M Bosworth, 'Identity, Citizenship and Punishment' in Mary Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin (eds), Race, gender and punishment: From colonialism to the war on terror (Rutgers University Press 2007)
ISBN: 0-8135-3904-8
M Bosworth, 'Introduction' in M Bosworth and J Flavin (eds), Race, gender and punishment: From colonialism to the war on terror (Rutgers University Press 2007)
M Bosworth, 'Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Prison: The Politics of Identity' in B H Zaitzow and J Thomas (eds), The Technology of Gender Domination in Confined Places (Lynne Reinner Publishers 2003)

Journal Article (36)

Bhui, Hindpal Singh and M Bosworth, 'Human rights protections and monitoring immigration detention at Europe’s Borders' (2021) European Human Rights Law Review
M Bosworth and G Slade, 'In Search of Recognition: Gender and Staff-Detainee Relations in a British Immigration Removal Centre' (2014) 16 Punishment & Society (forthcoming)
M Dempsey, C Hoyle and M Bosworth, 'Defining Sex Trafficking in International and Domestic Law: Mind the Gaps' (2012) Emory International Law Review (forthcoming)
M Bosworth and E Kaufman, 'Foreigners in a Carceral Age: Immigration and Imprisonment in the U.S.' (2011) 22 Stanford Law & Policy Review 101
C Hoyle, M Bosworth and M Dempsey, 'Labelling the Victims of Sex Trafficking: Exploring the borderland between rhetoric and reality' (2011) 20 Social & Legal Studies 313
M Bosworth, 'Penal Moderation in the US: Yes We Can?' (2011) 10 Criminology & Public Policy 335
M Bosworth, C Hoyle and M Dempsey, 'Researching Trafficked Women: Some Thoughts on Methodology' (2011) 17 Qualitative Inquiry 769
M Bosworth and I Loader, 'Reinventing Penal Parsimony' (2010) 14 Special Issue, Theoretical Criminology
M Bosworth, 'Reinventing Penal Parsimony: An Introduction' (2010) 14 Theoretical Criminology
M Bosworth, B Bowling and M Lee, 'Ethnicity, Globalization and Criminal Justice' (2008) 12 Special Issue, Theoretical Criminology
M Bosworth, B Bowling and M Lee, 'Globalisation, ethnicity and racism: An introduction' (2008) 12 Theoretical Criminology 263
M Bosworth, 'Self-harm in women's prisons' (2006) 5 Criminology and Public Policy 157
M Bosworth, D Campbell, B Demby and S Ferranti, 'Doing Prison Research: Views from Inside' (2005) 11 Qualitative Inquiry 1
M Bosworth, 'Gender, Risk and Recidivism' (2005) 3 Criminology and Public Policy 181
M Bosworth, 'Theorizing Race and Imprisonment: Towards a New Penality' (2004) 12 Critical Criminology 221

Edited Book (8)

M Bosworth and Zedner, Lucia (eds), Privatising Border Control: Law at the limits of the sovereign state, (Oxford University Press 2021)
M Bosworth, Carolyn Hoyle and Lucia Zender (eds), The Changing Contours of Criminal Justice (Oxford University Press 2016) (forthcoming)
M Bosworth (ed), Theoretical Criminology, Vols 1 - 4 (Routledge 2016) (forthcoming)
K Aas and M Bosworth (eds), The Borders of Punishment: Citizenship, Crime Control, and Social Exclusion (Oxford University Press 2013) (forthcoming)
ISBN: 978-0-19-966939-4
M Bosworth and C Hoyle (eds), What is Criminology? (Oxford University Press 2011)
M Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin (eds), Race, gender and punishment: From colonialism to the war on terror (Rutgers University Press 2007)
ISBN: 0-8135-3904-8
M Bosworth (ed), Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilties, Volume One and Two. (Sage Reference 2005)

Book (6)

M Bosworth, von Zinnenburg Carroll, K and Balzar, C, Bordered Lives: Immigration Detention Archive (Sternberg Press 2020)
ISBN: 978-3-95679-371-4
M Bosworth, Engendering Resistance: Agency and Power in Women’s Prisons (Routledge 2016)
ISBN: 9781138275263
M Bosworth, La galera amministrativa degli stranieri in Gran Bretagna. Un'indagine sul campo (Editoriale Scientifica 2016)
ISBN: 978-88-6342-829-2
M Bosworth, Inside Immigration Detention: Foreigners in a Carceral Age (Oxford University Press 2014) (forthcoming)
M Bosworth, Explaining U.S. Imprisonment (Sage Publications 2010)
ISBN: 9781412924863
M Bosworth, The US Federal Prison System (Sage Publications 2002)
ISBN: 0-7619-2304-7

Report (5)

M Bosworth and Gerlach, Quality of Life in Detention: Results from MQLD questionnaire data collected in IRC Gatwick (Brook House and Tinsley House), IRC Heathrow (Colnbrook and Harmondsworth), Yarl’s Wood IRC, Morton Hall IRC, and Dungavel IRC: July 4 – September 20, 2019 (Centre for Criminology 2020)
Bhui, Hindpal Singh, M Bosworth and Fili, Andriani, Monitoring Immigration Detention at the Borders of Europe: Report on immigration detention monitoring in Turkey and Greece (Border Criminologies 2019)
M Bosworth, Staff Culture in IRC Brook House: A briefing paper (Centre for Criminology 2019)
M Bosworth and Fili, Andriani, The Greek Immigration NPM and Immigration Detention: A Brieing Paper (Border Criminologies 2019)
M Bosworth and B Kellezi, Quality of Life in Detention: Results from the MQLD Questionnaire Data Collected in IRC Yarl’s Wood, IRC Tinsley House and IRC Brook House, August 2010 – June 2011. (Centre for Criminology 2012)

Review (1)

M Bosworth, 'Alternatives to Detention: A Literature Review’' (2018) London: HMSO Progress in Implementing the Report on the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons: A Follow-Up Report to the Home Office by Stephen Shaw. Cm 9661. 213 [Review]

Other (10)

M Bosworth, 'Immigration Detention' (2008) 71 Criminal Justice Matters 24
M Bosworth, 'Immigration Detention and Foreign Nationals in Prison' (2008) 180 Prison Service Journal 18
M Bosworth, 'Prisons' (2008) Oxford University Press The New Oxford Companion to Law
M Bosworth, 'Don't detain boat people says expert' (2000) The West Australian The West Australian
I was interviewed by a journalist in Western Australia about Australia's policies of immigration detention. This piece is also referred to on Amnesty International's Australian website about refugees. http://www.rethinkrefugees.com.au/in-the-news/dont-detain-boat-people-says-expert/
M Bosworth, 'Immigration Detention' (2000)
briefing paper on the Migration Observatory website. This has lead to a number of requests for media interviews.
M Bosworth, 'Immigration Removal Centres' (2000) publicservice.co.uk Public Service Review: Central Government 22 96
primary professional magazine for entire UK public service. This two page piece summarised emerging findings from my immigration detention research.
M Bosworth, 'In father's memory, fighting to stay in Britain' (2000) New York Times New York Times 1
I was interviewed and quotes by the journalist author of this front page article in the New York Times on the UK immigration detention system.
M Bosworth, 'Post-Sentence Foreign National Prisoners' (2000) AVID Association for Visitors to Immigration Detention (AVID) Annual Conference
Presentation of research findings on the needs of foreign national prisoners to AVID's annual general meeting.
M Bosworth, 'Quality of Life in Detention' (2000) UKBA Centre and Escorting Manager’s Meeting, UKBA, Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre
I presented on my research to the quarterly meeting of immigration removal centre managers and UKBA staff
M Bosworth, 'Questions about foreign national prisoners' (2000) AVID Workshop on Foreign national Prisoners and Immigration Detention
I convened a meeting of visitors to Immigration removal centres, IMB, and HM Prison senior staff to discuss the needs of foreign national prisoners.

Research projects