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Dr Lizzie Seal

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

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

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Lizzie teaches Criminology in the School of Law, Politics and Sociology. She has research interests in capital punishment, historical criminology, cultural criminology and gender representations of violent women. She has published 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); and Capital Punishment in Twentieth-Century Britain: Audience, Justice, Memory (2014, Routledge).

Along with two other researchers at Sussex and in conjunction with the Mass Observation Archive, she conducted a short project on using archival materials in creative writing workshops with prisoners:    

Lizzie welcomes potential PhD students, especially those interested in researching perceptions of femininity and crime/transgression, history and crime, cultural criminology and capital punishment.


Reader in Criminology