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About Dr Holly White

Dr White is a Deputy Head of the Social and Political Sciences department, Co-programme leader of the Criminology programme, and Lecturer in Criminology. Holly is the Chair of the Social and Political Science’s Research Ethics Committee at the University. Holly is also link tutor for a programme taught at a University partner institution.

Holly holds a PhD and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Holly is currently undertaking a Senior Leaders Master’s Degree Apprenticeship for a Master’s of Business Administration.

Holly is a trustee of Cheshire West Voluntary Action and West Cheshire Foodbank with responsibilities for research and strategic partnerships. Holly is also a Board member of the Trussell Trust Changing Minds on Poverty Board, utilising her research and voluntary experience to inform the organisation’s national strategy on public sense-making of poverty.

Holly is a member of the Food Security, Sustainability and Justice Research Group and the Crime, Harm and Justice Research group at the University of Chester, and a member of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control.

Teaching

Dr Holly White is module leader for the following:

Level 5: State Crime and Resistance

Level 6: International (In) Justice

Holly also supervises Criminology undergraduate dissertation students and PhD students.

Research

Dr Holly White’s areas of research and teaching expertise include:

Crimes and harms of the powerful

Narratives of Crisis, Harm and Injustice

Resistance to Harm and Injustice

Neoliberalism

Poverty and Food Insecurity

Social Justice and Community Action

Published Work

White, H. (2021) The Meeting Place Project: Learning and Guidance for Community Groups London: Feeding Britain (externally funded evaluation)

Fernandez, R. Dunne, S. and White, H. (2020) ‘Impact Assessment of Holiday Activity and Food Provision in Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Wirral in Summer 2020: Provision and Coordination under COVID-19’ Cheshire: Edsential CIC and Partners (externally funded evaluation)

White, H. and Herbert, A. (2020). ‘Academic Considers the Impact of COVID-19 on the West Cheshire Foodbank’ University of Chester Available at: https://www1.chester.ac.uk/news/academic-considers-impact-covid-19-west-...

Barton, A. Davis, H. and White, H. (2018) ‘Agnotology and the Criminological Imagination’ In Barton, A. and Davis, H (Eds) Ignorance, Power and Harm: Agnotology and the Criminological Imagination (Critical Criminological Perspectives) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

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. (2021). ‘Community Webinar - The Meeting Place Project: Learning and Guidance for Community Groups’ Feeding Britain and The Welcome Network Project, March 2021

White, H. (2020) ‘For a Public Zemiology of Party Politics’ American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting 2020, Crime and Justice Theory and Research: Thinking Outside the Box, Washington, November 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic)

White, H. and Crellin, M. (2020). ‘Working Over the Walls: Building Community Collaboration with the University’ The University as a Social and Public ‘Good’: Creating an Anchor out of Community Engaged Research, The University of Birmingham, March 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic)

Reeves, A. and White, H. (2020). ‘The Social Value of Research-Informed practice in the Voluntary Sector’ University of Chester and Cheshire West Voluntary Action Conference 2020 on Partnerships and Collaboration, February 2020

White, H. (2019) ‘For a Zemiology of Politics: A Critical Analysis of Political Narratives of Socially Harmful Issues’ British Society of Criminology Postgraduate Research Seminar: Thinking Differently about Harm, July 2019

White, H. and Greenwood, E. (2018) ‘Alternative Approaches to Food Poverty in the UK: A Narrative Analysis of a Pilot Study’ Feeding Britain and Leicester City Council Round Table Event

White, H. (2018) ‘Community Approaches to Food Poverty: Exploring and Alternatives’ Independent Food Aid Network Annual Conference  September 2018

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

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