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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Lisa White

Originally from Liverpool, I graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (First Class Hons) Criminology degree before moving to Queen’s University in Belfast to study for an LLM in Human Rights Law, which was successfully funded by the Northern Ireland Department for Education and Learning. Whilst in Belfast I delivered Criminology modules at Queen’s University, and was also employed by the University of Ulster to deliver ‘Crime and Criminal Justice’ modules. I have also worked as a Researcher with Research and Evaluation Services, and spent two years at Amnesty International’s Nations and Regions Office working on human rights issues, such as the ‘Control Arms’ campaign (concerned with the International Arms Trade), and the ‘Love Is A Human Right’ Project (designed to raise awareness of human rights abuses against LGBTQ communities around the world). Following the completion of my Masters Degree, and after deciding to remain in Belfast, I achieved funding from the Northern Ireland Department for Education and Learning to work towards a PhD. This work explored the narratives of former political prisoners in Northern Ireland and examined the motivations, meanings and consequences of making private memories of state violence part of a contested public history. Soon after this time I was appointed as Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Lincoln.

Department Responsibilities

I am Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social and Political Sciences, and teach across a range of Modules on the BA (Hons) Criminology Programme and the School's Postgraduate portfolio, including MA Modules on 'Gender, Crime, Deviance and Society' and 'State Crime and Atrocity'. Much of my research and teaching concerns the interdisciplinary intersections between crime, human rights and state power, with a particular focus on how such things are experienced by marginalised groups and individuals.

Subject Specialism

State Crime, Race and Racism, Human Rights, Political Violence and Terrorism, Crimes of the Powerful, War and Conflict.


  • PhD, Queen’s University, Belfast.
  • LLM in Human Rights Law, Queen’s University, Belfast.
  • BA (First Class Hons) Criminology, University of Lincoln.

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Research Interests

  • State Crime

  • Human rights

  • Racism and 'Race'

  • Political Violence and Terrorism

  • War and Conflict

Research in the Lincoln Repository

PhD Supervisor

Keen to supervise students interested in race and racisms, state crime, policing, human rights abuses, war and conflict.

Professional Affiliations

  • European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control
  • British Society of Criminology
  • British Sociological Association