Nisha Waller

DPhil Criminology

Other affiliations

Balliol College


Nisha Waller is a Criminology DPhil ESRC Grand Union Scholar. She began her DPhil in October 2020. Her research focuses on collective punishment. She is exploring the current application of complicity law (often referred to as 'joint enterprise' ) in the UK and its relationship to the criminalisation of young black men. 

Nisha holds a BA in Soiology and Criminology from the University of Westminster (2018) and an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford (2020). 

Research Interests

Punishment and systemic racism

Constructions and responses to the contemporary 'gang' 

Politics of crime control 

Crime and the family