Vanessa Barker. Foto: Stockholms universitet
Vanessa Barker. Foto: Stockholms universitet

Vanessa Barker's research focuses on questions of democracy and penal order, the welfare state and border control, the criminalization and penalization of migrants, and the role of civil society in penal reform. Her new book Nordic Nationalism and Penal Order: Walling the Welfare State examines the border closing in Sweden during the height of the refugee crisis and the rise of penal nationalism in response to mass mobility.  She works within a historical sociological tradition and teaches courses on qualitative methods, globalization, and ethnicity. Read more here!