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About Dr Holly White

Dr Holly White is a critical Criminologist and her research focuses on narratives of poverty, resistance and political consent.  Her doctoral thesis contributes a critical analysis of Westminster narration of neoliberal crisis in key political moments. Her previous research has explored grassroots resistance to social harms and the policing of protest. Dr White is a Member of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control and of the Power, Discourse and Harm Research Unit. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education. Dr White is a trustee for West Cheshire Foodbank, with a focus on research, strategy and social policy, and works with a number of local community partners. She is also link tutor for a programme taught at a partner institution, and a member of the Social and Political Science’s ethics team at the University.

Teaching

Dr Holly White is module leader for the following:

Level 5: Theories of Crime and Justice

Level 5: War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Level 6: International (In) Justice

Level 6: Green Criminology, Animal Harm and Wildlife Crime

She also supervises a number of Criminolgy dissertation students.

Research

Dr White’s area of research and teaching expertise is crimes and harms of the powerful, narratives of crisis, harm and injustice, and resistance to harm.

Published Work

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. 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