Peace at the Borders: Contributors

Vanessa Barker is Associate Professor of Sociology at Stockholm University where she teaches and writes on punishment, comparative criminology, ethnicity and mobility. Her prior research on mass imprisonment in the USA develops a democratic theory of penal order that shows how public participation can support penal moderation contrary to conventional claims. In Europe, she is currently working on a new book project that examines how and why European democracies resort to criminalization and penalization to resolve broader conflicts over globalization, national identity, and economic restructuring by trying to control and contain mobility, particularly the movement of racial and ethnic minorities.


Rainer Bauböck holds a chair in social and political theory at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute, Florence. In 2003-2005, Rainer Bauböck was President of the Austrian Association of Political Science. In November 2006, he was awarded the Latsis Prize of the European Science Foundation for his work on immigration and social cohesion in modern societies. Professor Bauböck has recently co-edited with Thomas Faist Diaspora and Transnationalism: Concepts, Theories and Methods (Amsterdam University Press, 2010).


Leonidas Cheliotis is Chancellor’s Fellow in Law at the University of Edinburgh and Co-Director of the Centre for Law and Society. His work includes the relationship between criminal justice policy-making and public punitiveness and the linkages between punitiveness, politics, and the economy. His latest book is Globalisation, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice: Theoretical, Comparative and Transnational Perspectives, co-edited with Valsamis Mitsilegas and Peter Alldridg, to be published by Hart in 2014.


Galina Cornelisse lectures in EU law and international law at VU University Amsterdam. She obtained her doctorate from the European University Institute in Florence. She is the author of Immigration Detention and Human Rights: Rethinking Territorial Sovereignty (The Hague/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff, 2010). 


Barbara Hudson is Emeritus Professor of Criminology at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. Her books include Justice and Security in the 21st Century: Risks, Rights and the Rule of Law (Routledge, 2012, edited with Synnøve Ugelvik) and Justice in the Risk Society: Challenging and Re-affirming Justice in Late Modernity (Sage, 2003).


Raymond Michalowski is Arizona Regents Professor of Criminology at Northern Arizona University. His work on immigration policy has been shaped by seven years of ethnographic research with anti-immigration and immigration rights organizations  in Arizona, and action research with the largest NGO specifically representing the interests of borderland communities that state.


Valsamis Mitsilegas is Professor of European Criminal Law and Head of the Law Department at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of EU Criminal Law (Hart, 2009) and the co-editor (with Bernard Ryan) of Extraterritorial Immigration Control: Legal Challenges (Brill, 2010). His most recent publication in the field is ‘Immigration Control in an Era of Globalisation: Deflecting Foreigners, Weakening Citizens, Strengthening the State’ in Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 2012, pp. 3-60.


Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chairs The Committee on Global Thought, at Columbia University, New York. Her recent books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton University Press 2008), A Sociology of Globalization (W.W.Norton 2007), and the 4th fully updated edition of Cities in a World Economy (Sage 2011). Professor Sassen’s books are translated into twenty-one languages. She is currently working on When Territory Exits Existing Frameworks (under contract with Harvard University Press).


Tiziana Torresi received her DPhil in Politics and International Relations from the University of Oxford, where she also held a lectureship in Politics at Worcester College. She has taught at other universities in the UK and Australia, before taking up her current position as lecturer in International Politics at the University of Adelaide in 2010. Her research interests are mainly in the field of contemporary political theory, and in particular in the normative theory and governance of migration. She has published on these topics in various collections as well as in journals such as Journal of Political Philosophy and Review of International studies.


George Vasilev is a Humanities and Social Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne.  He is working on a project examining the sources of social cohesion, focussing on questions of integration in immigrant societies.  He has taught subjects on democracy, multiculturalism and political theory. 


Leanne Weber is Senior Larkins Research Fellow at the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She researches border control using criminological and human rights frameworks. Her recent books include Policing Non-Citizens (Routledge, 2013) and Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier (Palgrave, 2011, co-authored with Sharon Pickering).


Nancy Wonders is a Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University. Her research explores how borders are being reconstructed and performed at key border sites around the world, with a particular emphasis on how gender, race, and social class affect the experiences of border crossers.