Dr Luca FollisLecturer
Dr Follis' research interests lie at the intersection of socio-legal studies, political and social theory. He is interested in how democratic orders rationalize, legitimate and explicate punitive choices. His work focus on the areas of democratic and critical theory; political economy, justice and crime; jurisprudence of the carceral; power and the state; comparative criminal justice; historiography of the prison.
I work at the intersection of socio-legal studies, political and social theory. I am interested in how democratic orders rationalize, legitimate and explicate punitive choices. In particular, I consider the centrality of penal exclusion to America's political imaginary and the historical relationship between criminal dispossession, citizenship and the emergence of the local state.
More recently, I have focused on the problem of resistance and rebellion to state power through the courts (e.g., the prisoner rights movement of 1960s and 70s or the recent hunger strikes at Guantanamo and in California) and the sort of contradictions and crises such legal tactics present for law’s own self-understanding.
I convene and contribute lectures to CRIM 205 (Criminological Thought). I also teach CRIM 335 (Historical and Philosophical Aspects of Punishment) and CRIM 342 (Crimes of Power).
PhD Supervision Interests
Dr Follis welcomes potential doctoral students in the areas of: legal sociology, transnational crime, human rights, prisons, and capital punishment.
The province and heritage of humankind: space law’s imaginary of outer space, 1967-1979
Follis, L. 3/02/2018 In: Limiting outer space. London : Palgrave Macmillan
Discipline unbound: patuxent, treatment and the colonization of law
Follis, L. 1/02/2017 In: Law, Culture and the Humanities. 13, 1, p. 56-80. 25 p.
Half-Lives of Hackers and the Shelf Life of Hacks
Follis, L., Fish, A.R. 02/2017 In: Limn. 8
Karen M. Morin and Dominique Moran (Eds), Historical Geographies of Prisons: Unlocking the Usable Carceral Past. Abingdon, Routledge, 2015, xii + 232 pages, £90 hardcover.
Follis, L. 01/2017 In: Journal of Historical Geography. 55, 2 p.
Happiness and abolitionism: decentering crime, punishment and time
Follis, L. 23/08/2016 In: Penal abolitionism. EG Press
Democratic punishment and the archive of violence: punishment, publicity and corporal excess in antebellum New York
Follis, L. 06/2016 In: Journal of Historical Sociology. 29, 2, p. 207-231. 25 p.
Gagged and doxed: Hacktivism’s self-incrimination complex
Fish, A.R., Follis, L. 06/2016 In: International Journal of Communication. 10, p. 3281-3300. 20 p.
Power in motion: tracking time, space and movement in the British penal estate
Follis, L. 10/2015 In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 33, 5, p. 945-962. 18 p.
Anti-Crisis by Janet Roitman Reviewed
Follis, L. 30/06/2015 In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.
Edgework, state power, and hacktivists
Fish, A., Follis, L. 2015 In: Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory. 5, 2, p. 383-390. 8 p.
Of friendless and stained men: grafting Medieval sanctions onto democratic law
Follis, L. 06/2014 In: Comparative law. London : Routledge
Resisting the camp: civil death and the practice of sovereignty in New York State
Follis, L. 02/2013 In: Law, Culture and the Humanities. 9, 1, p. 91-113. 23 p.
Prisoners of America's wars: from the Early Republic to Guantanamo by Stephanie Carvin
Follis, L. 13/01/2013 In: Human Rights Review. 14, 1, 3 p.
Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons by Ethan Blue
Follis, L. 12/2012 In: Punishment and Society. 14, 5, 3 p.
Laboratory of War: Abu Ghraib, the Human Intelligence Network and the Global War on Terror
Follis, L. 7/12/2007 In: Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory. 14, 4, p. 635-660. 26 p.
Hacktivism and the State
21/10/2015 → 17/10/2017