Pessoa Cavalcanti, Roxana

University of Brighton

United Kingdom

Dr Roxana Pessoa Cavalcanti is a lecturer in Criminology at the University of Brighton. Her main areas of interest relate to social inequalities, state crime and responses to violence against black and indigenous people in Latin America. Dr Cavalcanti writes for mainstream popular as well as academic audiences. She is the author of 'A Southern Criminology of Violence, Youth and Policing' (Routledge, 2020). Her current research interests include the criminalisation and persecution of activists in Latin America; authoritarianism and police violence in Brazil. In 2016, she was funded by CONFAP-The UK Academies to conduct research on police violence and legitimacy in Brazil, as part of the project ‘Building democracy daily: human rights, violence and institutional trust’ [grant number 2016/50430-0]. She is invited speaker and visiting researcher at NEV institute at the University of São Paulo and UTPL university in Ecuador; member of the British Society of Criminology; member of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control. In 2019, she was appointed deputy leader of the Cities, Injustices and Resistance research group at the University of Brighton.