Emmerich, Fabienne

Keele University (UK)


Fabienne Emmerich works at Keele University as a lecturer in law. She is an enthusiastic member of the team delivering the LLM in Law and Society. She reviews and co-ordinates PhD applications and leads Keele’s membership in the NWSSDTP, a doctoral training partnership for ESRC studentships.

Her research interests centre on penal sociology, prison abolition, social theory and transformative justice. She is currently working on a project “Swimming against the current: women, prison reform and resistance”, in which she aims to make visible the struggle of women working to transform the prison system through the work of Helga Einsele, a German criminologist, prison governor, reformer and activist of the left. This project funded by a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship (2019-2021).

Together with Flick Adams, she co-founded and co-edits Read and Resist! - A collective and collaborative forum bringing together a host of community, activist, and academic voices on all things Transformative Justice. www.read-and-resist.org. It includes a reading-group, blog and YouTube Channel.