Dr Holly White

Lecturer in Criminology

I joined the University of Chester as a Lecturer in Criminology in 2017, after having held the position of Graduate Teaching Assistant at Edge Hill University. In my previous role I studied for my PhD and PG Cert in HE whilst teaching undergraduate and postgraduate Criminology students.

Qualifications

    • PhD Criminology ‘Westminster’s Narration of Neoliberal Crisis: Rationalising the Irrational?’, Edge Hill University, 2017

    • Post-graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Distinction) and Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Edge Hill University, 2015

    • BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice (1st class), Edge Hill University, 2013

Overview

I am a Member of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control and of the Power, Discourse and Harm Research Unit.

Prior to my PhD study, I researched official, media, and alternative accounts of the resistance camp at Greenham Common, and then narratives on the policing of anti-war, anti-austerity, and environmental demonstrators.  My PhD thesis contributes an analysis of Westminster’s narration of the neoliberal crisis. 

I have taught on a wide range of Criminology modules including criminal justice, Criminological theory, Victimology, and Research Methods.

I am the co-ordinator of the West Cheshire Foodbank Research and Advisory Group.

Email: h.white@chester.ac.uk

Teaching

I am module leader for the following:

  • Level 4: Contemporary Youth Justice 
  • Level 5: Theories of Crime and Justice 
  • Level 5: War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity 

Research

My area of research and teaching expertise is crimes/ harms of the powerful. From the beginning of my studies in Criminology, my research has been concerned with official and alternative narratives of state harm, and resistance to state harm.

Crimes of the Powerful 

Official and personal narratives of harm and injustice

Resistance to state harm

Published work

Fletcher, S. and White, H. (eds) (2017) Emerging Voices: Critical Social Research by European Group Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers Preface by Tombs, S. Bristol: European Group Press

White, H. (2017) ‘Westminster’s Narration of the Neoliberal Crisis: Rationalising the Irrational?’ In: Fletcher, S. and White, H. (eds) Emerging Voices: Critical Social Research by European Group Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers Preface by Tombs, S. Bristol: European Group Press

White, H. Ryan, L. Wadsworth, C. and Williams, P. (2014) ‘Review of ‘The Prison and the Public’ Conference, Edge Hill University 2013’ Prison Service Journal No 214

White, H. (2014) ‘Policing the Neoliberal Crisis: An Introduction to my PhD Research’ European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control: Summer Newsletter II 

Papers 

White, H. (2016) ‘Westminster and The Politics of Ignorance: Discursive Countering of an Anti-Austerity Opposition’ European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control 44th Annual Conference, University of Minho in Braga, September 2016

White, H. (2016) ‘A Critical Analysis of Better Together Definers’ Narration of the Scottish Independence Referendum’ Department of Law and Criminology Research Seminar, Edge Hill University, June 2016

White, H. (2015) ‘Resisting the Hegemonic: Countering Elite Manufactured Knowledge and Ignorance’ European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control 43rd Annual Conference, University of Tartu in Tallinn, September 2015

White, H. (2015) The Ignorance Factory: Manufacturing Ignorance to Police an Ideology in Crisis’, Cutting Edge: Answers to the Great Questions of Life, the Universe and Everything, Edge Hill University, April 2015

White, H. (2015) Policing the Neoliberal Crisis: An Overview of my PhD’, Department of Law and Criminology Research Seminar, Edge Hill University, March 2015

White, H. (2014) ‘On the Road to Genocide? A Critical Analysis of the Neoliberal Narration of Crisis’, European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control 42nd Annual Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, September 2014

White, H. (2014) ‘Policing the Neoliberal Crisis: An Introduction’, Postgraduate Stream of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control Undergraduate Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, April 2014

White, H. (2014) Poverty Porn: A Critical Analysis of Popular Media Representations of Benefit Claimants in a Culture of Blame’, Cutting Edge: Culture, Identity, Representation, Edge Hill University, March 2014