Lecturer in Criminology
Room 02.025, 6 College Park
Ext: 1244; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Law Degree, 1st Class (Bologna University, Italy)
MA Criminology and Research Method (Keele University)
PhD (Ulster University)
I am interested in processes of criminalization of migrants in the current anti terrorism climate and in the problems and prospects related to the application of criminological knowledge in the international sphere. My PhD thesis analyzed the use of war in the post 9/11 context with particular reference to the wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq. It investigated the overlap between criminology and international relations, the use of war, or the threat of it, as a means of establishing order and defining borders in the international sphere, and thereby expanding the remit of the discipline. The work sought to provide an alternative narrative of the so called “war on terror" from the perspective of the punitive intent it endorsed and the practical effects it entailed. Some work from the thesis was selected to be presented at the Cortona Colloquium, entitled “New Wars, Law and Global Order" attended by Prof. Antonio Cassese and Prof. Danilo Zolo. Prior to that, I worked on prostitution and in particular on a project looking at crimes committed against female migrants. This was an enquiry into the issues related to youth prostitution in the region of Emilia Romagna (Italy) which formed part of the European Project Stop Trafficking in Europe. As a student, I received a number of grants which allowed me to study abroad and visit diverse institutions such as John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, Rotterdam University, Utrecht Women’s Study Centre, and Keele University.
Convener: Criminological Theory; Exploring Criminology
Other Subjects thought: Critical Criminology; Surveillance; Human Rights and Global Wrongs; Institutions of Crime Control; Criminological Biographies, Crime Fiction; Youth Culture; Prison Architecture.
I am particularly influenced by the work of Michel Foucault and Giorgio Agamben on power, sovereignty and forms of exclusion; and by the work of some feminist theorists such as Judith Butler and Rosi Braidotti.
Key Words: criminological theory, international criminology and global justice, war, the intersection between criminology and political theory, surveillance, governmentality and bio-politics, penology, criminalization of migrants, in general reactions to crime and feminist theories.
Degenhardt, T. “Representing war as punishment in the war on terror”, in International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory, Vol. 3, No. 1, June 2010, 343-358
Degenhardt, T. “Global Society Must Be Defended: War is On!” in E-book At War for Peace, Oxford: Interdisciplinary Net, 2010
Degenhardt, T, and F, Vianello: “Convict Criminology: Provocations from Across the Ocean”. Studi sulla Questione Criminale,Vol. 1, 2010
Degenhardt, T (2007): "War as a mechanism of punishment in the international sphere", paper selected for Cortona Colloquium: War, Law and Global Order , organized by Feltrinelli Foundation, available online at http://www.fondazionefeltrinelli.it/en/digital_resources/research_papers/war-law-and-global-order/teresa-degenhardt-the-use-of-war-as-punishment-in-the-international-sphere/
Degenhardt, T (2007): “Aspettando gli Alieni. Analisi del Discorso del Primo Ministro Tony Blair sulla Guerra al Terrorismo” in Inchiesta, n. 155, January-March 2007
Degenhardt, T (2005): Review of How America gets Away with Murder, Michael Mandel, 2005 in The Global Review of Ethnopolitics, May.
Degenhardt, T (2004): Review of State Crime. Government, Violence and Corruption, Penny Green and Tony Ward, London, Pluto Press, in The Global Review of Ethnopolitics, Vol. III, no. 3-4.
Degenhardt, T (2003): “Guerra e Pena: Funzioni di Legittimazione o Nuove Legittimita’?” (“War and Punishment: new legitimacy or legitimating functions?”) in Dei Delitti e delle Pene, vol 1-2-3, 2003, pp. 79-103.
Degenhardt, T (2002): “Interview with Sandra Harding: Scienza Diversa in Diversi Contesti”, in Caffe Europa, available online at http://www.caffeeuropa.it/home186.html 05/7/2002 n. 186.
Bosetti, G.; Calloni, M., and Degenhardt, T (2000): “Interview with Donna Haraway, Joan Scott, Rosi Braidotti, Juliett Mitchell: Le Streghe Son Cambiate”, in Reset, number 63, November 2000, pp. 41-52.