28 April 2011
Dr Leonidas K Cheliotis, lecturer in Criminology at Queen Mary, University of London has been named joint winner of the 2010 Nigel Walker Prize by the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge.
The Nigel Walker Prize is awarded for an outstanding written contribution to the field of criminology by a member of the University of Cambridge.
Leonidas won the prize for his PhD thesis, entitled 'Governing through the Looking-Glass: Perception, Morality and Neoliberal Penality'. He is currently working to convert his thesis into a book under the title 'The Punitive Heart: Neoliberal Capitalism and the Psychopolitics of Crime Control'.
The Nigel Walker Prize is in honour of Nigel Walker, the Institute of Criminology's second director and former Wolfson Professor of Criminology.