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Professor Penny Green named a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Professor Green was awarded a fellowship in recognition for her contribution to social sciences.

Professor Penny Green in a denim jacket

She is Professor of Law and Globalisation and Head of the Department of Law at Queen Mary University of London.

Professor Penny Green is also Founder and Director of the award winning International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) - a multi-disciplinary international initiative to collate, analyse and disseminate research-based knowledge about criminal state practices and resistance to them.

She has a long track record of researching in hostile environments and has conducted fieldwork in the UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, Kurdistan, Palestine/Israel, Tunisia and Myanmar. Her seminal work, with ISCI colleagues, on the Rohingya genocide (Countdown to Annihilation: Genocide in Myanmar 2015; and Genocide Achieved, Genocide Continues: Myanmar’s Annihilation of the Rohingya 2018) has drawn widespread global attention and her monographs with Tony Ward, State Crime: Governments, Violence and Corruption (2004) and State Crime and Civil Activism On the Dialectics of Repression and Resistance (2019) have charted new ways of thinking criminologically about the state.

On receiving the Fellowship, Professor Penny Green said: “It is a very great honour to receive this recognition from my peers and the Academy of Social Sciences. I am especially grateful to all my collaborators and doctoral students at the International State Crime Initiative and my colleagues at Queen Mary University of London, who have provided an extraordinarily vibrant intellectual environment for the challenging and difficult work that researching crimes of the state entails. This honour would not have been possible without the courage of those resisting the violence and corruption of governments around the world – they have been the inspiration for the work I do. It is particularly wonderful to see critical scholarship and praxis recognised by the Academy.”

About the Academy of Social Sciences

The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, practitioners and learned societies in the social sciences. The sector’s leading independent voice in the UK, we champion the vital role social sciences play in education, governments and business.

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