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Biography

Professor Mary Bosworth is a Professor of Criminology at Monash.

Her position with Monash is concurrent with her ongoing appointment as Reader in Criminology at Oxford University.

 

Mary Bosworth studied arts at the University of Western Australia before conducting her doctoral research in criminology at the University of Cambridge. She spent the first 8 years of her career working in the U.S. before returning to the UK in 2004. She lives in Oxford with her husband, two children and a very bad tempered cat.

Mary Bosworth is Professor in the school of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University and Reader in Criminology and Fellow of St Cross College at the University of Oxford. She has published widely on issues to do with race, gender and citizenship with a particular focus on prisons and immigration detention. Her work is interdisciplinary and comparative and has been supported by research fellowships in Australia, the U.S.A., Canada, and the UK.

Her books include Engendering Resistance (1999), The US Federal Prison System (2002), Race Gender and Punishment (with Jeanne Flavin) (2007), Explaining US Imprisonment (2010), and What is Criminology (with Carolyn Hoyle) (2011). She is currently conducting an ethnography of life in immigration detention centres in the UK.

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Research Output 1999 2018

Immigration detention, punishment and the transformation of justice

Bosworth, M., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Social and Legal Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Women and border policing at the edges of Europe

Bosworth, M., Fili, A. & Pickering, S. J., 2018, In : Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 44, 13, p. 2182-2196 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Border criminology and the changing nature of penal power

Bosworth, M., 2017, The Oxford Handbook of Criminology. Liebling, A., Maruna, S. & McAra, L. (eds.). 6th ed. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press, p. 373–390 18 p.

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Doing research in immigration removal centres: Ethics, emotions and impact

Bosworth, M. & Kellezi, B., 2017, In : Criminology and Criminal Justice. 17, 2, p. 121-137 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Getting in, getting out and getting back: Conducting long-term research in immigration detention centres

Bosworth, M. & Kellezi, B., 2017, Reflexivity and Criminal Justice: Intersections of Policy, Practice and Research. Armstrong, S., Blaustein, J. & Henry, A. (eds.). London UK: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 237-262 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review