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Silvia Gomes

Silvia Gomes

Lecturer

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Staff Group(s)
Criminology and Criminal Justice

Role

Dr. Silvia Gomes is a Lecturer in Criminology at Nottingham Trent University.

Silvia teaches in undergraduate Criminology modules, such as Penology, Drugs and Society, and CCTR, and supervises students completing their research dissertations in their MA degree.

Career overview

Silvia holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Minho (2013), with a thesis focusing on crime, ethnicities, and social inequalities.

Silvia has over 12 years of experience as a researcher, working alongside colleagues on projects exploring crime and media, prison studies, crime and ethnicity, social inequalities, intersectional approaches, and more recently on prison(er) reentry. She has also 10 years experience of teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate Criminology and Sociology modules, in several countries (Portugal, United States of America, Spain).

Prior to NTU, Silvia was a researcher at the University of Minho, Portugal (2019-2020), a postdoctoral research scholar at the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University, USA (2018-20), an invited Assistant Professor in Criminology at the University Institute of Maia, Portugal (2012-2019), and a postdoctoral researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences, University of Minho, Portugal (2015-2019).

Research areas

Silvia is currently involved in the following projects:

2021 Project The impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Vulnerable Women in Nottinghamshire: A PAR Approach, coordinated by Hind Elhinnawy, funded by Nottingham Trent University.

2021-2022 Project Media, Hate Crimes, and COVID-19: A comparative study between the UK and the USA, Florida State University, University of West England, Nottingham Trent University.

2015-2021 Project Reentry, Recidivism and Desistance: a longitudinal study with ex- and re- prisoners, Centro de Investigação em Ciências Sociais da Universidade do Minho, Florida State University and Universidade de Amesterdão, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) (SFRH/BPD/102758/2014).

2018-2021 Project InclusiveCourts - Equality and cultural diversity in the practice of European courts: Challenges and opportunities for inclusive societies, co-coordinated by Patrícia Jerónimo and Manuela Ivone Cunha, Direitos Humanos – Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar (DH-CII UMinho) and Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA - UMinho), funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT).

Publications

Most recent publications:

2021 GOMES, Sílvia; GRANJA, Rafaela, (Dis)Trusted Outsiders: Conducting ethnographic research on prison settings, Etnográfica, vol. 25 (1), 5-22. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/etnografica.8678.

2020 GOMES, Sílvia, Pathways to Prison: Bordering Social Inequalities through Prison and State. International Journal of Migration and Border Studies. (IJMBS), Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 356-370.

2020 GOMES, Sílvia; DUARTE, Vera, What about ethics? Developing research in confinement settings. European Journal of Criminology. 17(4):461-479. doi:10.1177/1477370818801305.

2019 GOMES, Sílvia, Access to Law and Justice Perceived by Foreign and Roma Prisoners, Race and Justice, vol. 9 (3), pp. pp. 359–379. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2153368717699972

2019 GOMES, Sílvia, CARVALHO, Maria João Leote, OLIVEIRA, Raquel, DUARTE, Vera, Trends and challenges in the Portuguese penitentiary system: from law to practice. Antigone Rivista, n. 1, pp. 61-102.

2019 GOMES, Sílvia, CRUZ, Rui Vieira, Futureal: crime e tecnologias convergentes em Psycho-Pass. Revista Configurações, vol. 24, pp. 96-121.

2019 GUIA, Maria João, GOMES, Sílvia (Ed.), Prisons, State and Violence, Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-13076-3, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-13077-0

2019 GOMES, Sílvia,  “Prison, Ethnicities and State – establishing theoretical and empirical connections”. In M. J. Guia and S. Gomes (Ed.) Prisons, State and Violence, Springer, pp. 49-69.

2019 GUIA,Maria João, GOMES, Sílvia, “Brief Introduction to Prison, State and Violence Intersections”. In M. J. Guia and S. Gomes (Ed.) Prisons, State and Violence, Springer, pp. 1-6.

2018 GOMES, Sílvia, DUARTE, Vera, RIBEIRO, Fernando Bessa, CUNHA, Luís, BRANDÃO, Ana Maria, JORGE, Ana (Ed.), Desigualdades Sociais e Políticas Públicas - Homenagem a Manuel Carlos Silva. Famalicão: Editora Húmus. ISBN: 978-989-755-381-3.

2018 GOMES, Sílvia, DUARTE, Vera (Ed.), Female Crime and Delinquency in Portugal: In and Out of the Criminal Justice System, London: Palgrave Macmillan. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-73534-4_10.

2018 FERREIRA, Mafalda; NEVES, Sofia; GOMES, Sílvia, Matar ou Morrer – Narrativas de mulheres, vítimas de violência de género, condenadas pelo homicídio dos seus companheiros, Revista Configurações, vol. 21, pp. 80-95.

2018 CUNHA, Manuela Ivone, GOMES, Sílvia, DUARTE, Vera, GUIBENTIF, Pierre (Ed.), Revista Configurações, vol. 21, Tema Justiça, Instituições, Interlocuções, Braga: Universidade do Minho.

2018 SILVA, Manuel Carlos, GOMES, Sílvia, Roma communities: Social consistencies throughout time. In D. D. Pereira e F. P. Ferreira (Eds.), Transcribe: Participatory Actions in Braga’s Social Housing Estates. Braga: Space Transcribers, pp. 21-33. ISBN: 978-989-99600-7-7.

2018 GOMES, Sílvia, “A centralidade das desigualdades sociais na conexão entre Prisões, Etnicidades, e Estados: debates teóricos e empíricos”. In S. Gomes, V. Duarte, F. Bessa, L. Cunha, A. M. Brandão e A. Jorge (Ed) Desigualdades Sociais e Políticas Públicas - Homenagem a Manuel Carlos Silva. Famalicão: Editora Húmus, pp. 549-576.

2018 DUARTE, Vera; GOMES, Sílvia, SILVA, Manuel Carlos, “Os excluídos não falam, são falados: reflexões em torno de um sistema social excludente”. In S. Gomes, V. Duarte, F. Bessa, L. Cunha, A. M. Brandão e A. Jorge (Ed) Desigualdades Sociais e Políticas Públicas - Homenagem a Manuel Carlos Silva. Famalicão: Editora Húmus., pp. 129-154

2018 GOMES, Sílvia, DUARTE, Vera, RIBEIRO, Fernando Bessa, CUNHA, Luís, BRANDÃO, Ana Maria, JORGE, Ana, Uma vida de muitos combates e sonhos maiores: compreender, pensar e lutar em Manuel Carlos Silva. In S. Gomes, V. Duarte, F. Bessa, L. Cunha, A. M. Brandão e A. Jorge (Ed), Desigualdades Sociais e Políticas Públicas - Homenagem a Manuel Carlos Silva. Famalicão: Editora Húmus, pp. 11-16.

2018 GOMES, Sílvia, “How Do Foreign Women End Up in Prison? An Intersectional Approach of Criminal Pathways”. In S. Gomes and V. Duarte (Ed.), Female Crime and Delinquency in Portugal: In and Out of the Criminal Justice System, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 75-104.

2018 GOMES, Sílvia; DUARTE, Vera, “An Introduction to Female Crime and Delinquency: Portugal in the World”. In S. Gomes and V. Duarte (Ed.), Female Crime and Delinquency in Portugal: In and Out of the Criminal Justice System, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-22.

2018 FERREIRA, Mafalda, NEVES, Sofia, GOMES, Sílvia, “To Kill or to Be Killed”: Narratives of Female Victims of Intimate Partner Violence, Condemned for the Murder of Their Partners. In S. Gomes and V. Duarte (Ed.), Female Crime and Delinquency in Portugal: In and Out of the Criminal Justice System, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 105-122.

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