Dr Ross McGarry

Reader 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, geographies 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.

    Prizes or Honours

    • Case Study Award (C-SAP: Criminology Special Interest Group, 2010)

    Other Personal Distinctions

    • Scholarship in Southern Criminology (Crime and Justice Research Centre, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 2017)
    • PhD Studentship from the Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, Liverpool Hope University (Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, 2007)