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Sarah Lamble joined the School of Law in 2009, leading on the development of criminology at Birkbeck and the establishment of the Department of Criminology in 2016. Prior to coming to Birkbeck, Sarah taught politics, law and gender studies at the University of Trent and at Kent Law School. Sarah has previously worked as an advocate for prisoners and has been involved in antiviolence and antipoverty community work in Canada and the UK.

Sarah holds a PhD from Kent Law School, a Masters of Arts in Criminology from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies at the University of Trent, Peterborough, Canada.

Currently Sarah is co-editor of the Social Justice Book Series with Routledge, a steering group member for the Reclaim Justice Network, a member of the Birkbeck Gender & Sexuality Studies Group (BiGS) and part of Birkbeck’s Critical Pedagogies Group.  Sarah is also co-founder of the Bent Bars Project, a collective that coordinates a letter-writing programme for LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming prisoners in Britain.  Sarah has also served as editorial board member for the journal Feminist Legal Studies and was previously a Visiting Scholar at the Beatrice Bain Research Group, University of California, Berkeley.