Advisory Board

Invitation to CGWG Members: Join our new Advisory Board!

This year, the committee has been reflecting on successes of the working group, feedback on the international conference, and how to continue building this community. Some members have been enthusiastic about supporting the working group and asking for opportunities to do so. This has given us a fantastic sense of momentum and we’d like to try to capture this energy.

And so we invite you to express your interest in joining our Advisory Board! The Advisory Board invites CGWG members to participate in guiding CGWG. We hope it will ensure a wide and diverse participation of carceral geographers in growing the CGWG.

What does an advisory board member do? Depending on individuals’ availability, we would ask Advisory Board members to contribute to one or two CGWG activities of your choice per year. These could include:

  • refereeing our new dissertation or postgraduate research prize nominations,
  • assisting conference and workshop organisers (e.g. appraising abstracts, chairing sessions),
  • joining conference/workshop organising committees,
  • proposing a short-term project for CGWG (e.g. a member drive, seminar series, or something for the website),
  • organising informal networking events,
  • attending our Annual General Meeting and helping to set the coming year’s direction.

In practical terms, the time commitment ranges from a few hours to a couple of days commitment per year, with the scope to do more if time and opportunity allow. 

Who can be an advisory board member? Any member of the Carceral Geographies Working Group. Advisory board membership can be a great way for graduate students and early career researchers to gain leadership experience. For anyone, it is a way to contribute to building the network in a way that fits your schedule. 

To apply to the advisory board please email the following to Lauren Martin by 31 May, 2021. (lauren dot martin at durham dot ac dot uk)

  1. Name, affiliation and role (e.g. Lecturer, postdoctoral researcher, graduate student)
  2. Up to 300 words describing (1) why you would like to join the Advisory Board and (2) what activities you would be interested in supporting or proposing.