Biography

@mia__harris 

For my doctoral research I am exploring 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 PhD is supervised by Professor Mary Bosworth and I am funded by an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1+3 Studentship.

Conference Presentations and Organisation

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

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. & 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. Conducted systematic social observation for a research project on mounted police. University of Oxford & RAND Europe.

Voluntary Roles

August 2015 - Ongoing. 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