Dr Tilman Schwarze

Lecturer in Criminology

University of Glasgow


Tilman Schwarze is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Glasgow. He initially joined the School of Social & Political Sciences as a Research Associate before starting his new role as a Lecturer in Criminology in October 2021. Tilman holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews.

He has published on territorial stigmatisation, gang violence, and socio-spatial theory. His current research focuses on community development in gang-affected communities on Chicago’s South Side, racial economy, comparative urban theory, and the criminalisation of drill music in the UK.

Tilman’s current teaching focuses on qualitative research methods and introduction to Criminology at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

His research interests include:

  • Production of urban space in gang-affected communities
  • Territorial stigmatisation
  • Urban growth machines
  • Racial economy
  • Relationship between crime, media, and culture in the context of the policing and criminalization of drill music in the UK
  • Urban sociology
  • Ethnography and qualitative methods
  • Socio-spatial theory



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