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Policing the Borders Within: Globalization, State Power and Magic

Venue: Online

Birkbeck’s Department of Criminology invites you to attend a new series of events that explores racisms, oppression, violence and injustice across the world. The events covered topics including: state racism, institutional racism in criminal justice systems, police brutality, processes of criminalisation, the far right, state violence, crimmigration, borders and migration.

This week: Policing the Borders Within: Globalization, State Power and Magic

Ana Aliverti is a Professor of Law at the School of Law, University of Warwick. She holds a D.Phil. in Law (Oxford, 2012), an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Distinction, Oxford, 2008), an MA in Sociology of Law (IISL, 2005) and a BA in Law (Honours, Buenos Aires, 2002). Her research explores questions of national identity and belonging in criminal justice, and of law, sovereignty and globalisation. She has led extensive empirical work in the UK’s criminal justice and immigration systems. She is the author of Crimes of Mobility (Routledge, 2013) and Policing the Borders Within (OUP, 2021). She was co-awarded the British Society of Criminology Best Book Prize for 2014, and received the British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA) (2015), the Philip Leverhulme Prize in Law (2017), and the British Journal of Criminology’s Radzinowicz Prize for her article ‘Benevolent Policing? Vulnerability and the Moral Pains of Border Controls. She is co-Director of the Criminal Justice Centre at Warwick and the Associate Director of Border Criminologies. 


Race and Justice Series

This event is part of the Department of Criminology’s Race and Justice Series and is supported by the by the British Society of Criminology's Race Matters Network. For further information, please contact the event organiser and Race Matters Network co-coordinator Dr Monish Bhatia (

This event is open to the public and free to attend however booking is required via this page. The event will be hosted on MS Teams, a free to access website. You will be sent a link to access the event on the day.

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