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Professor Mary Bosworth talks about her research in immigration detention centres and how the experiences that are meaningful to detainees are represented in their artwork.

Mary Bosworth is Professor of Criminology in the Faculty of Law and Fellow of St Cross College at the University of Oxford and, concurrently, Professor of Criminology at Monash University, Australia. She is Assistant Director of the Centre for Criminology and Director of Border Criminologies, an interdisciplinary research group focusing on the intersections between criminal justice and border control.

Professor Bosworth conducts research into the ways in which prisons and immigration detention centres uphold notions of race, gender and citizenship and how those who are confined negotiate their daily lives. 

Further information is available on the Immigration Detention Archive website: Professor Bosworth is currently working with Professor Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll on a number of outputs using the collection. The Archive has been funded by Professor Bosworth’s European Research Council Starter Grant 'Subjectivity, Identity and Penal Power', 313356. 

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