School of History, Philosophy and Culture

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  • Kate West

    LLB (Hons) (Edinburgh) MSc (Oxon)

    Lecturer in Criminology

    School of History, Philosophy and Culture

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Kate West

    Kate West is a specialist in the visual-cultural history of criminal identification. Kate's research diversifies the range of visual media typically associated with criminal identification in order to challenge the intellectual boundaries between criminology and criminal justice on the one hand and the visual arts on the other. Kate joined Oxford Brookes as Lecturer in Criminology in 2017. Before joining Oxford Brookes, Kate was Sessional Lecturer in Law at the University of Reading. Kate is finalizing her ESRC-funded DPhil, From Renaissance to Romance: A History of Art in Cesare Lombroso’s Criminology, at Green Templeton College and the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. Kate has an ESRC-funded MSc (Distinction) from Hertford College and the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford and an LLB Hons (First Class) from the School of Law, University of Edinburgh.