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I joined LSBU in 2016 where I am Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Law and Social Science. I hold a PhD in Political Sociology from the Universite de Paris X Nanterre (France) and a post-doctorate from the EHESS (France).

My research interests include state violence, political violence and criminalisation of activism, the long terms impacts of criminalisation and judicialisation on history writing and collective memory, and harmful consequences of criminalisation. I am also interested in penal theory and punishment, including research on amnesties and collective pardons and the controversial relation between the political and the judicial.

I am currently co-coordinator of the Working Group on Criminalisation of activism and dissent at the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control.

I am a member of the editorial board of the London Journal in Critical Thought (LJCT) and have been involved in the organisation of the London Conference in Critical Thought.

I was part of French-British collaborative project on "Criminalisation of dictatorial pasts" funded by the AHRC Care for the Future (UK) and LabEx Pasts in the Present (France) (2015-2020).

I have been involved in the organisation and coordination of the International Women Film Festival in Florence (Italy) since 2010.

Courses taught

Social Sciences - PhD / MRes

Criminology - BSc (Hons)

Criminology with Psychology - BSc (Hons)

Criminology with Law - BSc (Hons)

International Relations - BA (Hons)

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Miss Anita PazaChildren’s participation in Albania’s local government decisionsPhD
Mrs Joana Mouzinho Lucena GrantThe social power of language: experiences and perceptions of non-English speaking victims about the Criminal Justice SystemPhD
PhD in Political Sociology

Université de Paris X Nanterre, France

2005
2011
Lecturer
University of West London

2015
2016
Education
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

2014
2016
Education
Lecturer and Academic Subject Manager
Royal Holloway University of London - International Study Centre

2014
2016
Education
British Society of Criminology
2015
Association Française de Science Politique
2011
European Society of Criminology
2021
European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control
2019

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2016
Modern Italy

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Breaking the silence, challenging the official discourse: the torture of far-left militants during the 1970s-80s in Italy and its denials
Rossi, F. (2023). Breaking the silence, challenging the official discourse: the torture of far-left militants during the 1970s-80s in Italy and its denials. Justice, Power and Resistance . pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1332/LYRB2482

Criminalisation of political activism: a conversation across disciplines
Cristiano, F., Dadusc, D., Davanna, T., Duff, K., Gilmore, J., Rossdale, C., Rossi, F., Tatour, A., Tatour, L., Tufail, W. and Weizman, E. (2023). Criminalisation of political activism: a conversation across disciplines. Critical Studies on Security. https://doi.org/10.1080/21624887.2023.2188628

The failed amnesty of the ‘years of lead’ in Italy: Continuity and transformations between (de)politicization and punitiveness
Rossi, F. (2021). The failed amnesty of the ‘years of lead’ in Italy: Continuity and transformations between (de)politicization and punitiveness. European Journal of Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1177/14773708211008441

Contested memorial stones and the conflicting memories of the “years of lead” in Italy
Rossi, F. (2018). Contested memorial stones and the conflicting memories of the “years of lead” in Italy. London Journal of critical thought. 2 (1).

Rethinking Political Violence, Memory and Law - Introduction
Kamiloglu, O. and Rossi, F. (2017). Rethinking Political Violence, Memory and Law - Introduction. London Journal of critical thought. 1 (2).

Rethinking political violence, memory and law. Introduction
Rossi, F. and Kamiloglu, O (2016). Rethinking political violence, memory and law. Introduction. London Journal of critical thought. 1 (2), pp. 129-139.