Vanessa Barker

Professor, Stockholm University


Vanessa Barker is Professor of Sociology at Stockholm University and current editor in chief of Punishment & Society. She is the author of Nordic Nationalism and Penal Order and The Politics of Imprisonment; she writes on questions of democracy and punishment and borders and global mobility. She received her PhD at New York University, has been a visiting scholar at University of Oslo, University of Oxford, a LAPA fellow at Princeton University, and taught at Florida State before moving to Sweden.