"Situating the ‘Global East’ in Southernizing and Decolonizing Movements in Socio-Legal Studies"

  • Piacentini, L. (Organiser)
  • Professor Matthew Light (Chair)
  • Associate Professor Anne-Marie Singh (Organiser)
  • Associate Professor Kaja Gadowska (Organiser)
  • Professor Gavin Slade (Organiser)
  • Diego Tuesta (Organiser)

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Decolonizing movements in social science, including the two related fields of criminology and sociolegal studies (also known as law and society research), aim at giving greater voice to those from colonized regions. We expand this aim to East-Central Europe & Eurasia (ECEE), the countries of which have so far been left out of postcolonial analyses in criminology and
sociolegal scholarship in the English language. Until now, decolonizing movements in criminology and sociolegal studies that ostensibly focus on the impact of colonialism have overlooked the ECEE region, defined for this purpose as the countries that comprised the former Soviet Union and its satellite states in central and eastern Europe. The result is a dearth of sociolegal and criminological expertise and a lack of robust conceptual and empirical work on the region, at a time when it is most needed. To correct this omission, we will host a two-day workshop, The Global East and Decolonizing Movements in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, at the internationally known Institute for the Sociology of Law in Onati, Spain, in April
Period17 Apr 202420 Apr 2024
Event typeConference
LocationBilbao, SpainShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational