Dr Ross McGarry

Senior Lecturer Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology


    Personal Statement

    My research interests are broadly situated in the field of critical military studies, working at intersections of sociology, criminology and ethnographic and visual methods. These empirical interests are critical of the damaging experience of military institutionalisation and the harmful presence of militarism within civic life and upon civilian landscapes. These interests are keenly invested in researching the harms caused by military institutions, contexts and personnel without being constrained by the research imperatives, funding or directives of the defence establishment, its institutions or its governing bodies. Other more conceptual areas of my research interests have explored the subjugated knowledges of “war” and the “military” within criminological literature.

    Personal Distinctions

    • Scholarship in Southern Criminology (Crime and Justice Research Centre, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Australia 2017)
    • Case Study Award (Prize, C-SAP: Criminology Special Interest Group 2010)
    • PhD Studentship from the Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, Liverpool Hope University (Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust 2007)

    Administrative Roles

    • Department Director of Postgraduate Research
    • ESRC NWSSDTP Pathway Lead (2018-19), Criminology, Social Policy and Social Work
    • ESRC NWSSDTP Pathway Representative (2017 to date), Criminology, Social Policy and Social Work
    • REF Rolling Reading Group (SSPC)

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