Natalie Robinson

Lecturer in Criminology

Natalie joined the Department of Social and Political Science at the University of Chester as a Lecturer in Criminology in April 2016.

Natalie can be contacted via email: robinson.n@chester.ac.uk

Qualifications

PhD, Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, University of Liverpool. ESRC funded (ongoing).

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Chester (ongoing).

MPhil Cultural Inquiry, University of Birmingham.

BA (Hons) Sociology, University of Birmingham.

Overview

Natalie joined the Department of Social and Political Science at the University of Chester as a Lecturer in Criminology in April 2016. With research and undergraduate teaching experience in UK and North American contexts, Natalie’s research interests include sociospatial in/justice, urban violence, creative methodologies and cultural representations of crime and deviance. Natalie is currently in the process of completing her doctoral studies, focused on the criminalisation and mobilisation of homeless young people in Chicago.

Teaching

Level 4: Foundations in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Level 5: Theories of Crime and Justice 

Level 6: Criminal Representations

Level 6: International (In)Justice and the Death Penalty

Level 6: Green Criminology, Animal Harm and Wildlife Crime

Published work

Robinson, N. (2015) ‘’A little bit of what I’m about’: Urban photography for social work research’ in Hardwick, L., Smith, R. and Worsley, A. (eds.) Innovations in Social Work Research, London: Jessica Kingsley.

Robinson, N. (2015) Book Review: Video Methods: Social Research in Motion, Visual Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1472586X.2015.1115682

Robinson, N. (2013) Picturing Social Inclusion: Photography and Identity in Downtown Eastside Vancouver, Graduate Journal of Social Science: Visual Methodologies edition, 10 (2): 20-42.

 

Selected presentations:

2016. The power of stories: narratives of policing and activism. Presented at the British Society of Criminology annual conference, ‘Inequalities in a Diverse World’, Nottingham, UK.

2015. ‘This is my Story’: Doing photovoice with homeless youth activists’ Presented at the International Visual Methods Conference at the University of Brighton, UK.

2014. (Re)visualising homeless experiences in the City of Chicago: Notes from the field. Presented at the International Visual Sociology Annual Conference, ‘Visual Dialogues in Postindustrial Societies: Transforming the Gaze’, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

2013. ‘Choosing the Margin in the Homeless City?’ Presented at the Intellectual Party, University of Lancaster, UK.

2013. Picturing Social Inclusion: Photography and Identity in Downtown Eastside Vancouver. Presented at the British Sociological Association Annual Conference, London, UK.

2013. (Re)visualising Research: Lessons from Downtown Eastside Vancouver. Presented at Methodological Innovations. University of Plymouth, UK.

2013. Picturing the City, Picturing the Self: Urban Photography as Identity Portraiture. Presented at the International Visual Sociology Association Annual Conference: ‘Revisualising the City’, St Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA.  

2012. ‘Picturing Social Inclusion?’ Presented at the 20th European Seminar for Graduate Students in Canadian Studies: University of Groningen, The Netherlands.  

2011. ‘Social Research in the Liquid Modern Era.’ Presented at the British Sociological Association Postgraduate Day Event: ‘Higher Education in Liquid Modernity: Swirling Down the Drain?’ The Bauman Institute, University of Leeds, UK.

2011. ‘Social Research as Contemporary Curatorial Practice.’ Presented at the International Visual Sociology Association Annual Conference: ‘Visual Research as a Collaborative and Participatory Practice’, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.