Dr Ryan Casey

Research Fellow

University of Oxford


Ryan is a Research Fellow at the Centre of Criminology, University of Oxford. She is working on an ESRC-funded study ‘Place, crime and insecurity in everyday life: A contemporary study of an English town’ as a digital ethnographer with a team of researchers from Oxford, Keele, Edinburgh, and UCL. Ryan has previously worked as a Research Assistant on the Scotland in Lockdown study based at the University of Glasgow and funded by the Chief Scientist Office and Scottish Government.

Ryan completed her PhD in Criminology at the University of Glasgow and Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research in 2021. Her thesis was an ethnographic study of experiences of penal electronic monitoring in Scotland which draws upon both the sociology of punishment and Science and Technology Studies to better understand how technology mediates punishment. This research was funded by the College of Social Science. Her research interests are around how people feel about and live with digital technologies and data-driven practices in their everyday lives, particularly in the context of digital punishment and in/justice.

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Journal articles:

Casey, R. (2017) ‘Transit: An analysis of networked criminal groups and criminal opportunities at transit ports’, Cogent: Social Sciences, 3(1): 1-10.

Casey, R. (2015) ‘Analyzing criminality in the market for ancient Near Eastern art’, Journal of Art Crime, 13: 39-49.


Bainbridge, L., Berry, C., Casey, R. (2017) Tracking People: Looking to the future conference report. Leeds: University of Leeds.


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