Biography

My doctoral research explores the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender prisoners in England and Wales. 

Prior to my PhD I completed an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Oxford, having gained a first class degree in Politics, Psychology and Sociology from the University of Cambridge.

My research is funded by an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1+3 Studentship.

Conference Presentations and Organisation

May, 2017. Researcher Identities in the Field. Fieldwork in Discussion Series, University of Oxford. 

February, 2017. I'm Not a Woman. I'm Not a Man. I am Something That You'll Never Understand. St Hilda's Gender Equality Festival, University of Oxford. 

July, 2016. Gender Offenders: Paying Attention to Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People in Prison. British Society of Criminology. 

June, 2016. Gender Offenders: Paying Attention to Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People in Prison. Green Templeton College Graduate Conference in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Oxford. 

July, 2015. Queering The Prison: What Does it Mean to be 'Out' Inside? The Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities Summer School, University of Durham.

May, 2015. 'Theoretical and Practical Considerations when Researching Non-Cisgender and Non-Heterosexual People in Prison'. Green Templeton College Graduate Conference in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Oxford.

April, 2015. Queering The Prison: What Does it Mean to be 'Out' Inside? The Sex(y) Seminar Series, University of Sunderland.

May, 2014.(Event organiser and panel chair). Riots Reframed - Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion. University of Oxford.

Publications

Harris, M. (2017). 'An Insider's Guide to Being Transgender in Prison', The Conversation.

Harris, M. & Emerton, R. (2016). 'New Policy on Transgender Prisoners: Progressive but can Prisons Keep Pace?', Inherently Human.

Harris, M. (2016). 'British Prisons Must Now Recognise Gender Fluid and Non-Binary Inmates', The Conversation. 

Harris, M. (2016). 'Everyday Cissexism: Living in a World Based on Gender Binaries', The Huffington Post.

Harris, M. & Burtt, E. (2016). '50th Anniversary: 'Transforming Incarceration' Lecture by Dr Stephanie Covington', Centre for Criminology Blog, University of Oxford

Harris, M. (2015). 'Behind Closed Bars: Sex in Prison', The Howard League for Penal Reform Early Career Academics Network Bulletin, 26: 35-36. 

Harris, M. (2015). ‘Trial by Public Opinion - Should we Democratise Punishment?’, Centre for Criminology Blog, University of Oxford. 

Teaching and Administration 

2015-2016. Revision sessions. Core Course - 'Explanation and Understanding in Criminology', MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Oxford. 

September 2015. Examination Invigilator. St Hilda's College, University of Oxford.

Research Assistance

March - April 2014. Systematic social observation for a research project on mounted police. University of Oxford & RAND Europe.

Voluntary Roles

August 2015 - January 2017. Member of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Bullingdon. 

December 2013 - July 2015. LGBT Representative for St Hilda's College, University of Oxford.

 

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Research projects