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Dr Lizzie Seal

Post:Reader in Criminology (Sociology, Sussex Rights and Justice Research Centre)

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 873470
International:+44 1273 873470

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Lizzie is Reader in Criminology. She is principal investigator for the Leverhulme funded project Race, Racialisation and the Death Penalty in England and Wales, 1900-1965 (RPG-2016-352). This examines all cases of BME individuals sentenced to death in the twentieth century. See the project website: 

Follow us on Twitter: @RaceandPenalty    

She is the author of three books:

Women, Murder and Femininity: Gender Representations of Women who Kill (2010, Palgrave)

Transgressive Imaginations: Crime, Deviance and Culture (with Maggie O'Neill, 2012, Palgrave)

Capital Punishment in Twentieth-Century Britain: Audience, Justice, Memory (2014, Routledge)

Lizzie has recently published articles in Qualitative Research; Women's History Review; The Howard Journal; Crime, History and Societies; and Crime, Media, Culture. See 'Selected Publications' on the lefthand side for full details.   

Lizzie welcomes applications from potential PhD students, especially those interested in researching gender, crime and punishment; crime history; cultural criminology; and capital punishment.

Follow Lizzie on Twitter: @lizzieseal


Reader in Criminology