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Why critical criminologists should engage with figurational sociology

Thursday, 13 October, 2016 - 13:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Faculty: Recht en Criminologie
Gebouw C, 4de verdiep
4C306
Research Group Crime & Society
Law & Criminology Talk

Olga Petentseva (Ghent University, Belgium)

Organised by the research group Crime & Society (CRiS), introduced by Prof. Dr. Kristel Beyens

Introduction

During this seminar, two interwoven theoretical points will be raised. The first one addresses what it means to be ‘critical’, mainly referring to critical criminology. In the second part, we will take a closer look at some of the basic assumptions and central concepts of figurational sociology. There will be space for discussion of the merits/pitfalls of infusing the figurational perspective in critical criminological research. The talk is underpinned by recently finalized doctoral research on discursive positioning of young people with migration background in the context of youth justice.

Biographical  note

Olga Petintseva is an academic assistant at the Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law at Ghent University, Belgium. Her research is located at the intersection of criminology, migration studies and linguistics. Olga’s doctoral research project focuses on the ‘new’ migration – youth justice nexus, approached through a discursive lens. Some of her publications look into broader issues, such as migration and crime on one hand and youth justice on the other.

Olga is involved in different scholarly networks and courses concerning (qualitative) research design and methods, theoretical criminology, critical, cultural and narrative criminology.

Free entrance, no registration  required.