Dr Jennifer Fleetwood

(Lecturer in Criminology, University of Kent)

My PhD thesis was on women in the international drug trade. I conducted ethnographic and qualitative fieldwork in prisons in Ecuador in order to explore women’s experiences of working as mules and in particular how gender, agency and choice shaped their experiences and options in the context of the drugs trade. I continue to be interested in feminist theory and sociological perspectives on gender; criminological theories about gender and offending; globalisation and crime; women in the drugs trade; organised crime; critical criminology and cultural criminology. I am interested in ethnographic, qualitative and narrative methods; feminist research, reflexivity and emotions in research; risk and ethics in research. You can read one of my recent publications at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/esharp/otherpublications/specialissues/hiddencommunities/