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WISCA steht für Women’s Imprisonment, Social Control and the Carceral State und ist ein Forschungsprojekt, das von 2021-2025 am Institut für Sozialwissenschaften der Universität Oldenburg angesiedelt ist. Der deutsche Titel des Projekts lautet: Gefangenschaft von Frauen, Soziale Kontrolle und der Strafende Staat.

Dr. Anna Schliehe


  • Carceral geography
  • Geographies of justice
  • Young people
  • Women
  • Prisons
  • Criminal justice
  • Feminist geography
  • Ethnographic and creative methods

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Institut für Sozialwissenschaften  (» Postanschrift)


Anna Schliehe joined the Crime and Carcerality Research Group in September 2021 as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow. She will be working part-time on the WISCA project exploring women's imprisonment and wider issues of social and penal control.

Anna is also working part-time as a research associate at the University of Bonn in the Research Group on Cultural Geography which she joined in May 2021. She is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Criminology and the Prisons Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. She is a College Research Associate at King's College Cambridge.

Anna was awarded a Diplom from the University of Münster, Germany, in 2011 and went on to do a MRes in Human Geography at the University of Glasgow. Anna completed her doctoral research project in 2016 with the title 'Tracing outsideness: young women’s institutional journeys and geographies of closed space'. Her research on the Scottish criminal justice system and its responses to young women in particular is informed by both carceral geography and criminological scholarship. Anna is interested in understanding the nature and experience of closed spaces, connecting empirical to conceptually challenging research.

Anna recently published a monograph entitled Young Women's Carceral Geographies - Abandonment, Trouble and Mobility with Emerald Books which is available open acess here.

Anna is the treasurer for the Carceral Geography Working Group.
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