Carceral Crossings

With the launch of the Carceral Geography Working Group, we also launch a series of Carceral Crossings, intended to showcase both new scholarship in this field, and to provide an opportunity for Early Career Researcher (undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral) members of the CGWG to bring their own research to the attention of the wider community.

Crossings combine brief reviews of a recent publication (e.g. a book or paper), with discussion of the resonance of that publication for the author’s ongoing work. Intended as blog-type pieces of up to 750 words (excluding references), submissions are warmly invited. If you would like to submit a Crossings piece, please scroll down and fill out the form below.

The first Carceral Crossings piece comes from Victoria Pereyra Iraola, a doctoral researcher at the University of Warwick, reflecting on Turner and Peters’ edited collection ‘Carceral Mobilities’ and introducing her own research on incarceration in Argentina. Read it here.

The second Carceral Crossings piece comes from Chris Hillstead, who is an MPhil Candidate in the JETA (Justice and Equity Through Art) Program, at the School of Design and Art, Curtin University, in Western Australia, whilst at the same time serving a prison sentence. He considers Jennifer Turner’s monograph ‘The Prison Boundary’ and reflects on his own artistic process.