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Migration, Imprisonment and “Race”: Toward a Comparative Study Between the US and Europe

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Room 313, Laws Building, 327 Mile End Road Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS

Dario Melossi, University of Bologna (and QMUL IHSS Distinguished Visiting Fellow from 22 October to 6 November 2022) talks with Professor Lizzie Barmes (Queen Mary University of London)

The number of migrants in prison is very high in most European penal systems today whereas is quite low in the United States, and it has been that way for a long time. Criminological and historical reconstructions in the United States have advanced the thesis that the initial hostility toward migrants, expressed also in processes of criminalization, slowly turned into a process of assimilation and “whitening” of Southern and Eastern European migrants (however, things did not change that much when, more recently, non-European migrants became prevalent). 

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