Dr Luca FollisLecturer
I am a political sociologist and Lecturer in Criminology in the Law Department. My work explores the intersection of law, state power and resistance.
My past research focused on how democratic orders rationalize and legitimate their (often dehumanizing) incarceration regimes and the sort of normative contradictions and legal confrontations that are staged when prisoners actively challenge these representations. My current research tracks emergent transformations in the UK carceral landscape as well as the impact of networked technology on the articulation and exercise of state power.
Ongoing projects include: technology in prisons, digital exclusion and societal acceleration; the financialization of parole and probation structures in the US and UK; and the eclipse of hacktivism and the rise of state hacking.
I contribute lectures to CRIM 102 (Intro to Criminology and Criminal Justice) and CRIM 219 (Cybercrime and Cybercriminality). I convene and contribute lectures to CRIM 205 (Criminological Thought).
I also teach:
CRIM 335. Prisons, Punishment and Society
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, cybercrime and capital punishment.
Doctors within borders: caring for mobile populations in contemporary health systems
01/11/2019 → 01/11/2020
Hacktivism and the State
21/10/2015 → 17/10/2017
- Centre for Law and Society