Dr Luca Follis

Senior Lecturer


Luca Follis holds a B.A. in English Textual Studies (minor in African American Studies) from Syracuse University. He also holds a B.A. (Magna cum Laude) in Sociology and Mass Communication, Broadcast & Journalism from the University of New Mexico. He received his M.A. (with Honours) in Sociology from the New School for Social Research and holds a PhD in Sociology (with Honours) from the New School for Social Research. His PhD dissertation: "Ordering Penal Space: New York State Prison Governance in 19th Century America" received the Albert Solomon Memorial Award in Sociology from the New School. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

State Hacking at the Edge of Code, Capitalism and Culture
Follis, L., Fish, A. 16/06/2020 In: Information, Communication and Society.
Journal article

Hacker States
Follis, L., Fish, A.R. 5/05/2020 Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press. 264 p. ISBN: 9780262043601.

The Moon in Apollo's Shadow
Follis, L. 11/10/2019 In: Casopis za Kritiko Znanosti. 277, p. 73-85. 13 p.
Journal article

Review of Deconstruction Machines: Writing in the Age of Cyberwar by Justin Joque
Follis, L. 2019 International Journal of Communication 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

The province and heritage of humankind: space law’s imaginary of outer space, 1967-1979
Follis, L. 1/09/2018 In: Limiting outer space. London : Palgrave Macmillan p. 183-205. 23 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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.
Journal article

Half-Lives of Hackers and the Shelf Life of Hacks
Follis, L., Fish, A.R. 1/02/2017 In: Limn. 8
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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.
Book/Film/Article review

Happiness and abolitionism: decentering crime, punishment and time
Follis, L. 23/08/2016 In: Penal abolitionism. EG Press
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Gagged and doxed: Hacktivism’s self-incrimination complex
Fish, A.R., Follis, L. 1/06/2016 In: International Journal of Communication. 10, p. 3281-3300. 20 p.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

Power in motion: tracking time, space and movement in the British penal estate
Follis, L. 1/10/2015 In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 33, 5, p. 945-962. 18 p.
Journal article

Anti-Crisis by Janet Roitman Reviewed
Follis, L. 30/06/2015 In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.
Book/Film/Article review

Edgework, state power, and hacktivists
Fish, A., Follis, L. 2015 In: Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory. 5, 2, p. 383-390. 8 p.
Journal article

Of friendless and stained men: grafting Medieval sanctions onto democratic law
Follis, L. 06/2014 In: Comparative law. London : Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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.
Journal article

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.
Book/Film/Article review

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.
Book/Film/Article review

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.
Journal article