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Dr. Anna Schliehe

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

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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.


Journal Articles
Schliehe A, Crewe, B (2021) Top Bunk, Bottom Bunk: Cellsharing in Prisons. British Journal of Criminology.

Fraser, A; Schliehe A (2021) The Carceral City: Confinement and Order in Hong Kong’s Forbidden Enclave. British Journal of Criminology.

Schliehe, A, Laursen J, Crewe B (2021) Loneliness in prison. European Journal of Criminology.

Henriksen, AK; Schliehe, A (2020) Ethnography of young people in confinement – on subjectivity, positionality and situated ethics in closed space. Qualitative Research.

Disney, T; Schliehe, A (2019) Troubling institutions. Special Section Editorial. Area, Vol 51, No. 2, pp. 194-199.

Moran, D; Turner, J; Schliehe, A (2017) Conceptualizing the carceral in carceral geography. Progress in Human Geography, Vol 42, No.5, pp. 666–686.
Moran, D; Turner, J; Schliehe, A (2017) Response to the commentary on ‘Conceptualizing the carceral in carceral geography’ by Moran et al. Progress in Human Geography, Vol 42, No.5, pp. 803–804.

Schliehe, A (2016) Re-discovering Goffman – contemporary carceral geography, the ‘total’ institution and notes on heterotopia. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, Vol 98, No. 1, pp. 19-35.

Schliehe, A (2014) ‘Inside ‘the carceral’: girls and young women in the Scottish Criminal Justice System’. Scottish Geographical Journal, Vol 130, No. 2, pp. 71-85.

Schliehe, A (2021) Young Women’s Carceral Geographies: Abandonment, Trouble and Mobility. Emerald Publishing.

Moran, D.; Schliehe, A [Eds.] (2017) Confined Places, Secure Spaces: The Spatialisation of Studies of Confinement. Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology, London.

Book Chapters
Crowley, AR, Schliehe, AK, Vogel, M (2021) Girlhood incarcerated: perspectives from secure care. In: Vogel M, Arnell, L (Eds.) Living Like a Girl - Agency, Social Vulnerability and Welfare Measures in a European Context. Berghahn Books.

Moran, D; Schliehe, A (2017) Introduction: co-production and carceral spatiality. In:  Moran, D; Schliehe, A (Eds.) Confined Places, Secure Spaces: The Spatialisation of Studies of Confinement. Palgrave, London, pp. 1-12.

Schliehe, A; Moran, D (2017) Conclusion: reflections on capturing the carceral. In:  Moran, D; Schliehe, A (Eds.) Confined Places, Secure Spaces: The Spatialisation of Studies of Confinement. Palgrave, London, pp. 269-284.

Schliehe, A (2017) Towards a feminist carceral geography? Of female offenders and prison spaces’ In: Moran, D; Schliehe, A (Eds.) Confined Places, Secure Spaces: The Spatialisation of Studies of Confinement. Palgrave, London, pp. 75-112.

Schliehe, A; Crowley, A (2017) Carefully controlled: young people and their pathways through spaces of secure care. In: Horton J; Pyer, M; (Eds.) Children, Young People and Care. Routledge, London, pp. 108-123.

Schliehe, A (2016) Constraint locomotion: of complex micro-scale mobilities in carceral environments. In: Peters, K; Turner, J (Eds.) Carceral Mobilities: Interrogating Movement in Incarceration. Routledge, London, pp. 115-130.

Schliehe, A (2016) Locking up children and young people - secure care in Scotland. In: Horton, J; Evans, B; Skelton, T (Eds.) Play, Recreation, Health and Well Being: Geographies of Children and Young People 9. Springer, London, pp. 601-619.
Other publications
Schliehe, A (2021) Research on prisoners’ experiences from Norway and England & Wales. Inside Time - The National Newspaper for Prisoners and Detainees.
(Stand: 16.06.2022)