Anna K Schliehe

Anna Schliehe
Anna Schliehe is a MSCA Fellow at the Institute for Social Sciences, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg and a Research Associate at the University of Bonn in Germany. She is also a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, UK.

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Research interests

Within the research group on ‘Crime and Carcerality’ in Oldenburg, Anna holds a MSCA individual fellowship to work on a research project called ‘WISCA’ which stands for ‘Women’s imprisonment, social control and the carceral state’. This project is designed to understand women’s imprisonment and its long-term effects in Germany. At the University of Bonn, Anna has a part-time position lecturing in human geography and supporting the cultural geography working group.

Anna was awarded a Diplom (Geography) from the University of Münster, Germany, in 2011 and went on to do a MRes in Human Geography at the University of Glasgow. She completed her doctoral research project in 2013-2016 with the title ‘Tracing outsideness: young women’s institutional journeys and geographies of closed space’.

Her research on carceral geography and criminal justice and their responses to women and young women in particular is informed by both geographical and criminological scholarship. Anna is interested in understanding the nature and experience of closed spaces, connecting empirical to conceptually challenging research.


Anna has recently published a monograph entitled Young Womens Carceral Geographies: Journeys In, Out, and Beyond Confinement (Emerald Publishing) which is available open access.

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Book chapters:

  • Crowley, AR, Schliehe, AK, Vogel, M (2021) Girlhood incarcerated: perspectives from secure care. In: Vogel M, Arnell, L (Eds.) Living Like a Girl – Agency, Social Vulnerability and Welfare Measures in a European Context. Berghahn Books.
  • Schliehe, A (2017) Towards a feminist carceral geography? Of female offenders and prison spaces’ In: Moran, D; Schliehe, A (Eds.) Confined Places, Secure Spaces: The Spatialisation of Studies of Confinement. Palgrave, London, pp. 75-112.
  • Schliehe, A; Crowley, A (2017) Carefully controlled: young people and their pathways through spaces of secure care. In: Horton J; Pyer, M; (Eds.) Children, Young People and Care. Routledge, London, pp. 108-123.
  • Schliehe, A (2016) Constraint locomotion: of complex micro-scale mobilities in carceral environments. In: Peters, K; Turner, J (Eds.) Carceral Mobilities: Interrogating Movement in Incarceration. Routledge, London, pp. 115-130.
  • Schliehe, A (2016) Locking up children and young people – secure care in Scotland. In: Horton, J; Evans, B; Skelton, T (Eds.) Play, Recreation, Health and Well Being: Geographies of Children and Young People 9. Springer, London, pp. 601-619.

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