Dr Ross McGarry BSc PGCert MA PhD

Senior Lecturer Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology


    Personal Statement

    I am primarily interested in critical studies of violence, war and military institutions, civil-military policy, the presence of militarism within civic life, and military commemoration and repatriation. I also have interests in critical and cultural victimology, and more recently have been engaging with literature relating to Southern Theory (qua Connell, 2007) and Southern Criminology (qua Carrington, et al, 2016). My work draws upon sociological, criminological and victimological theory and I favour using (auto)biographical, visual and ethnographic methods in my research.

    I am keen to supervise prospective students wishing to undertake a PhD in any areas related to my research interests and specialisms as outlined above.

    Personal Distinctions

    • Scholarship in Southern Criminology (Crime and Justice Research Centre, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Australia 2017)
    • Why a criminology of war? (Invitation to Speak, Centre for Criminological Research Seminars, The University of Sheffield, UK 2016)
    • Criminology, victimology and war: problems and possibilities (Invitation to Speak, Criminologies of the Military, International Institute for the Sociology of Law Workshop, Oñati, Spain 2014)
    • Revisiting and Revising the Criminology of War, Crime and Justice Challenges for the Contemporary Military (Invitation to Speak, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia 2013)
    • ‘Soldiering On’: Risk, Resilience and Consequence (Invitation to Speak, “Soldiers in Society” Conference, University of Reading, UK 2012)
    • Case Study Award (Prize, C-SAP: Criminology Special Interest Group 2010)
    • Doctoral Research Studentship (Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust 2007)
    • University Prize (Dept. Social & Communication Studies, University of Chester 2006)

    Administrative Roles

    • Department Director of Postgraduate Research

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