Esposito, Francesca

University of Oxford; APPsyCI - Applied Psychology Research Center Capabilities & Inclusion, ISPA-IU

United Kingdom

Francesca Esposito completed her PhD in community psychology at the ISPA-University Institute of Lisbon and is currently a British Academy Newton International Fellow at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford. In Oxford, Francesca is an affiliated researcher at Border Criminologies. Her main interests include border violence, particularly immigration detention, and bottom-up forms of resistance and solidarity against border control practices. Her last project ‘Making Gender visible in Immigration Detention: An Intersectional Exploration of Immigration Detention in the UK, Italy, and Portugal’ (funded by the British Academy through the Newton International Fellowship scheme) looks at gender and sexuality in immigration detention, and at the gendered experiences of women confined in these sites. Francesca is also a member of the feminist NGO BeFree (Rome, Italy), and of the collective Migrações e Justiça (Lisbon, Portugal) composed by researchers, lawyers, activists and people with lived experience of border violence.