School of Social and Political Science

Joel White

Job Title

PhD title: Carceral Care: Friendship, Solidarity and Detention in the UK Border Regime

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Published writing

20.06.20 : The Fight for Asylum Seeker Rights Behind Glasgow’s Protests - Tribune Magazine

Papers / Presentations


Imagining Abolition

On sci-fi prisons and prison abolitionist organising.

London Science Fiction Research Community: 'Beyond Borders' Conference - Panel: Collective Struggle, Collective Joy - London / Online


Locked Out: disappearance and visibility in UK Asylum housing struggles

European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Conference - Panel: Disappearances at the margins of the state: migration, intimacy and politics - Lisbon / Online

26.09.19 Guest Lecture: Asylum and Immigration detention - Asylum and Refugee Law and Policy Course - The University of Edinburgh


"All you white boys look the same” : performing anthropology and masculinity in the field 
Politics of the Gendered Body Conference - University of Edinburgh 

Research interests

Research interests

Political anthropology, immigration detention, care, solidarity, anti-racism, friendship, housing, Activism, Kinship, borders, carcerality, prison abolition, Immigration and asylum policy, work, social reproduction, trauma, care work, medical care, colonialism and imperialism

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