Gender, Deviance and Society Research Group

Postgraduate Research

    Areas of interest

    Drawing together the research expertise of its leaders - Dr Stacy Banwell, Dr Alexandra Fanghanel, Dr Camille Stengel and Dr Giulia Zampini – Gender, Deviance and Society is an innovative and interdisciplinary group that accepts PhD enquiries on the following topics:

    • Gender and the violence(s) of war/armed conflict
    • Wartime rape and sexual violence
    • Gender and State crimes
    • Gender and Green criminology
    • Fear of crime
    • Space, security and sexuality
    • Rape culture
    • Paraphilia
    • Prostitution/sex work policy and feminisms
    • Drug policy
    • Gendered experiences of drug use and harm reduction
    • Gendered experiences of incarceration
    • Gender, public health and criminalisation
    • Morality and policy change
    • Qualitative comparative studies
    • Visual and creative methods
    • Participatory methods

    Current PhD projects

    Current students are encouraged to publish the ongoing research, including Master’s research. They are supported to present the annual departmental student conference in addition to other external and internal seminars. We support PhD students in their teaching training. PhD students are encouraged to undertake some light teaching and to become recognised by the Higher Education Association during their programmes.

    Amber Frost

    The New Age Wet Nurse – An Exploration of the Safety, Culture and Risks Associated with the Online Buying and Selling of Breast Milk.

    Francesca Gaunt

    Deviant domesticity: An exploration of the spatial arrangement of erotic spaces of webcam models’.

    Diya Mirza

    An exploration of the failure of States to eliminate persistent harmful traditional practices that result in femicide. Does State inaction constitute a State crime?

    Niki White

    Spicing up their lives? Gendered harms and drug use in women’s prisons.

    All members of Gender, Deviance and Society are engaged in research-informed teaching.

    In 2019 we launched a new MSc ‘Criminology, Gender and Sexualities.’ This postgraduate degree, designed by Dr Stacy Banwell and Dr Alexandra Fanghanel, is the only course of its kind in the UK.  The development of this programme reflects a growing trend towards gendered analyses of crime and punishment within the discipline as a whole. In line with the subject benchmark for criminology, this programme addresses the “intersectionality of deviance and crime in relation to: class, gender, race and ethnicity, religious faith and sexuality.”

    Details of the MSc Criminology, Gender and Sexualities can be accessed here.

    All members of Gender, Deviance and Society contribute to this programme either through module design and delivery or through research supervision.  This programme offers a unique take on the traditional PG dissertation. The ‘Academic Project’ requires students to produce an academic journal-style piece of writing and to present a conference-style paper of their work. This programme offers students the opportunity to progress from taught-postgraduate study to postgraduate research student. Students who complete this MSc and embark upon this research pathway at the University of Greenwich, will be invited to join this research group.