About Us

Our aims

Border Criminologies brings together academics, practitioners and those who have experienced border control from around the world. Showcasing original research from a range of perspectives, we hope to better understand the effect of border control and to explore alternatives. Through an emphasis on visual resources and first hand accounts we hope to flesh out our understanding of the lived experience of law and policy and to develop the emerging field of inquiry into border control within criminology.

Who we are

Based at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford, Border Criminologies is directed by Mary Bosworth and Juliet Stumpf working with Ana AlivertiFrancesca EspositoAndriani FiliKatja Franko, Peter Mancina, Sanja MilivojevicAlpa Parmar, Bill de la Rosa, Gabriella Sanchez, and Maartje van der Woude. The network of contributors stretches from Oxford to Australia, including other academics and research students, as well as practitioners and migrants. See our People page to learn more about the network.

What we do

Border Criminologies facilitates the exchange of ideas in a variety of ways:

(a) the Border Criminologies website: Our website offers a portal to academic research on border control within criminology and related disciplines, in Oxford and elsewhere. 

(b) the Border Criminologies blog: Situated in our website, the blog showcases original research and first hand accounts of border control.

(c) Social media: Border Criminologies is on Facebook, TwitteriTunes, Instagram, and Flickr.

(d) Seminars and conferences: Border Criminologies organises regular seminars and conferences which advertised on our website.

(e) Annual Masters' Dissertation/Thesis Prize: Generously suported by Routledge, Border Criminologies runs an annual competition for the best Masters' Dissertation/thesis on a topic related to border control.

Get involved

We strongly encourage you to participate either by contributing posts (please see the Join In page) or by commenting on published posts. Please note that comments to posts are moderated before publication to ensure that those with offensive or discriminatory content are not published.