Dr Maria De Angelis
Dr Maria De Angelis is Senior Lecturer in Criminology. She undertook her doctoral research at the University of Hull in her specialist area - Human Trafficking. Maria's pedagogy and research foreground the relationship between criminal justice and social policy responses.
Maria’s central research interest within human trafficking is women's dual experiences of victimisation and agency. An affiliated interest lies in researching women’s experiences of dis/empowerment in British immigration removal centres. As an independent researcher, Maria's focus is on art as socially engaged practice & affective pedagogy. A current example of this work is her ‘Asylum in Art’ photo-voice exhibition showing in galleries and museums between October 2020-21.
Maria is a member of CIRN: the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Narrative at St.Thomas' University in Canada. She is an active member of the Women, Crime and Criminal Justice network (British Society of Criminology) and the Wilberforce Institute of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE).