New ‘Carceral Crossings’ article online now

The latest article in our Carceral Crossings series is online now: Carceral control through a university student lens at homecoming.

In this new article, Emma Dann, an undergraduate student at Queen’s University, Canada, reflects on her experiences of carceral immobilisation during Homecoming at her university. 

Emma describes how celebrations in October 2021 were subject to ‘a police presence more extensive and more intense than the University and its students had experienced before’. Drawing on her academic study of carceral geography, she argues that the policing of the celebrations represents ‘a clear example that techniques and technologies of confinement seep out of ‘carceral’ spaces into the everyday, domestic, street, and institutional spaces’.

Read Emma’s article online here

About Carceral Crossings

Carceral Crossings provides a forum for researchers to explore the interactions between carceral geography and their own research and/or life experiences.

Possible topics for Carceral Crossings articles include:

  • Discussion of carceral geography scholarship that has been formative for the author’s own research
  • Analysis of manifestations of carcerality in the news or in everyday life
  • Reflections on carceral geography research and methods
  • Discussion of learning and/or teaching carceral geography

The format is informal, comprising blog-style pieces of up to 750 words, excluding references. We are particularly keen to publish writing by Early Career Researchers (undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral).

To find out more, or to submit your writing, please visit our Carceral Crossings webpage.