Dr Hannah Mason-Bish

Post:Lecturer In Sociology And Criminology (Sociology)

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UK:01273 678290
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Hannah completed her BA (hons) History and Sociology, MA Criminology, MA Sociological Research and PhD Criminology at the University of Essex. She has taught at higher education level for over ten years on subjects including research methods, victimology, the criminal justice system and criminological theory. She previously taught at the University of Roehampton where she convened the criminology programme.

Her research focuses on the development of hate crime legislation with a particular focus on gender and disability related violence. Additionally her work looks at how social problems are constructed and how groups of victims are defined and given policy attention.


Hannah gave evidence to the Equality and Human Rights Commission inquiry into Disablist Violence and was joint convener of landmark “Disablist Hate Crime Seminar Series” with Prof Alan Roulstone of De Montfort University. She has appeared on BBC radio to discuss Disability Hate Crime and provided consultancy for Channel 4, BBC South and BBC Wales documentaries. 

Current writing/research projects include:

-gender and intersectionality in hate crime victimisation

-methodological issues when researching "elites"

-the social construction of Muslim women and how that influences policy


Recent Publications:

1. Mason-Bish, H. (2014) "We Need to Talk about Women", in Chakraborti, N. and Gardland, J. (eds) Hate Crime: Bridging the Gap Between Scholarship and Policy, pp169-82.

2. Mason-Bish, H (2014) "Beyond the Silo: Hate Crime and Intersectionality," in Hall, N. et al. (eds) International Handbook of Hate Crime, Routledge, pp24-34.

3. Gill, A and Mason-Bish, H (2013) "Addressing Violence Against Women as a Hate Crime: Limitations and Possibilities", Feminist Review issue 105, pp1-20.

4. Mason-Bish, H. (2013) Examining the Boundaries of Hate Crime: Considering Age and Gender, Criminal Justice Policy Review vol 24 (3), pp297-316.

5. Mason-Bish, H. (2013) "Conceptual Issues in the Construction of Disability Hate Crime", in Roulstone, A. and Mason-Bish, H. (eds) (2013) Disability, Hate Crime and Violence, Routledge.

6. Roulstone, A. and Mason-Bish, H. (eds) (2013) Disability, Hate Crime and Violence, Routledge. 194 pages.

7. Roulstone, A. and Mason-Bish, H. (2013) "Introduction" in Roulstone, A. and Mason-Bish, H. (eds) (2013) Disability, Hate Crime and Violence, Routledge.

8. Mason-Bish, H. (2010) "Future Challenges for Hate Crime Policy", in Chakraborti, N. (ed) Hate Crime: Concepts, Causes, Controversies, Willan, pp58-78.

Book Reviews:

Mason-Bish, H. (2015) "Preventing the emotional abuse and neglect of people with intellectual disability", Disability and Society, Volume 30, Issue 9, October 2015, pp1448-1450.

Mason-Bish, H. (2012) "Disabled women and domestic violence: responding to the experiences of survivors", Disability and Society, Volume 27, Issue 6, October 2012, pp 890-892.



Director of Centre for Gender Studies from September 2017

Lecturer in Criminology