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Anna Schliehe joined the Institute of Criminology and the PRC at the University of Cambridge as a post-doctoral researcher in June 2016.

She was awarded a Diploma (Geography) from the University of Muenster, Germany, in 2011 and went on to do a MRes in Human Geography at the University of Glasgow. Anna completed her doctoral research project in 2013-2016 with the title ‘Tracing outsideness: young women’s institutional journeys and geographies of closed space’. Her research on the Scottish criminal justice system and its responses to young women in particular is informed by both carceral geography and criminological scholarship. Anna is interested in understanding the nature and experience of closed spaces, connecting empirical to conceptually challenging research.

To explore this she draws on diverse and creative methods (ethnography, discourse analysis, qualitative interviews, mental maps) and disciplines (criminology, human geography, creative arts). Through her work with often vulnerable groups as well as professionals she has experience in ethics processes on university level as well as with prisons and other institutions. Anna has long-standing experience in presenting at conferences, organising sessions and workshops. She has engaged in various outreach work, collaborating closely with the Scottish Centre for Criminal Justice Research (SCCJR) and with services like Up-2-Us (third sector organisation that supports young people in prison and secure accommodation). Anna has been involved in report writing and policy development for Phase Three Consultancy and Up-2-Us in Scotland. She is currently working on an edited collection with Dr Dominique Moran which is part of Palgrave’s criminology series, and has been involved in peer reviewing for different journals including Progress in Human Geography.



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