Dr Stacy Banwell BA, MA, PhD, Gold teaching qualification (University of Greenwich)

Principal Lecturer

Key details

Stacy Banwell

Dr Stacy Banwell
BA, MA, PhD, Gold teaching qualification (University of Greenwich)

Principal Lecturer

Dr Stacy Banwell joined the School of Law at the University of Greenwich in September 2007.

Stacy completed both her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Wales, Bangor. Her thesis was based on women's subjective accounts of their violent behaviour. Stacy has subsequently published material relating to this work in the journal Feminist Criminology. Stacy was the BA Criminology programme leader for 4 years, which successfully passed its periodic review in 2016. Stacy has been involved in a number of University-wide initiatives addressing recruitment, admissions and student welfare.

In 2014 Stacy's article 'Rape and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A case study of Gender-based Violence' was included in an online article collection featuring the most downloaded articles published in Routledge Social Sciences journals in 2014. The collection features the top three most downloaded articles that were published and downloaded in 2014. 

This article has also been included in the 'Millennium Development Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality & Empower Women' collection.

Stacy's article 'Rassenschande, Genocide and the Reproductive Jewish Body: Examining the Use of Rape and Sexualized Violence Against Jewish Women During the Holocaust', has appeared in the top five article downloads in Journal of Modern Jewish Studies.

Stacy is currently writing a monograph on Gender and the Violence(s) of war and armed conflict.

As well as her teaching and research activity, Stacy worked as a researcher for a women's organization in 2013. This work focused on Prostitution, Trafficking and Forced Marriage.


Responsibilities within the university

Principal Lecturer in Criminology


  • Programme Leader, MSc Criminology, Gender and Sexualities
  • Joint Module Leader, Crime in the city, crime and the State (Level 6 core)
  • Module Leader, Women, Power, Crime and Justice (Level 6 option)
  • Module Leader, Feminist Criminological Research (Level 7 core) Joint Module Leader, Academic Project (Level 7 core)


  • Criminology Admissions
  • School Champion for the BAME Attainment Gap


  • 2011: Early career researcher conference award University of Greenwich


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority
  • International Editorial Advisory Board: Third World Quarterly
  • Women, Crime and Criminal Justice division of the British Society of Criminology
  • European Society of Criminology
  • European Network on Gender and Violence
  • American Society of Criminology division on women and crime

Research / Scholarly interests

Stacy's main areas of interests include:

  • The Criminology of war
  • Gender and International Relations
  • Gender-based Violence and Violence against Women. Stacy is currently developing her work on the gendered impact of war and armed conflict. Specifically, she will be addressing the reproductive health care needs of internally displaced persons and refugee populations who have been victims of conflict-related sexual violence.
  • Stacy is also writing a chapter on Rape Culture and Gender-based violence.

Key funded projects

  • * 2017: University of Greenwich Research Excellence Framework (REF) funding (£3,330). Lead Investigator: Access to safe abortion for survivors of wartime rape and sexual violence: A review of Reproductive Healthcare in Humanitarian settings, particularly access to safe abortion. 
  • 2015: Ministry of Justice funded research project on disproportionality in Prisons (£88,000). Commissioned by NOMS, The University of Greenwich, Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) and The Runnymede Trust worked in partnership to design, implement and evaluate the self-change intervention designed to reduce inequality outcomes in prison for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) prisoners. Final report: 'Improving Outcomes for BAME prisoners to Improve Equality, Safety and Decency in Prison' (2016). Darrick Joliffe, Zubaida Haque, Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Sarah Adamson, Omar Khan, Stacy Banwell.


  • Banwell, S. (2019). Gender, North–South relations: reviewing the Global Gag Rule and the defunding of UNFPA under President Trump. Third World Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2019.1668266
  • Banwell, S. (2018). Security, Peace and Development: Unpacking Discursive Constructions of Wartime Rape and Sexual Violence in Syria. International Journal of Peace and Development Studies. (9)2:15-30
  • Fiddler, M. and Banwell, S. (2018). "Forget about all your taboos": Transgressive Memory and Nazisploitation. Studies in European Cinema.
  • Banwell, S. and Fiddler, M. (2017). Gendered Viewing Strategies: A Critique of Holocaust-related Films that Eroticize, Monsterize and Fetishize the Female Body. Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History.DOI:10.1080/17504902.2017.1383021
  • Banwell, S. (2016). Rassenschande, Genocide and the Reproductive Jewish Body: Examining the use of Rape and Sexualized Violence Against Jewish Women during the Holocaust. Journal of Modern Jewish Studies. 15(2):208-227.
  • Banwell, S. (2015). Globalization masculinities, empire-building and forced prostitution: A critical analysis of the gendered impact of the neoliberal economic agenda in post-invasion/occupation Iraq. Third World Quarterly. 36(4):705-722.
  • Banwell, S. (2014). Rape and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A case study of gender-based violence. Journal of Gender Studies. 23(1):45-58.
  • Banwell, S. (2011). Women, Violence and Gray Zones: Resolving the Paradox of the Female Victim-Perpetrator. [Online] The Internet Journal of Criminology.
  • Banwell, S. (2010) Gendered narratives: women's subjective accounts of their use of violence and alternative aggression(s) within their marital relationships. Feminist Criminology. 5(2): 116–34.