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Dr. Avi Brisman

  • Associate Professor


Contact Information

  • Department: School of Justice Studies
  • Office: Stratton 311
  • Mailing Address: Stratton 467
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Avi Brisman is an Associate Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology (Australia). He received a B.A. from Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH), an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY), a J.D. with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law (Hartford, CT), and an M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from Emory University (Atlanta, GA). Associate Professor Brisman’s research interests include the anthropology of law, critical criminology, cultural criminology, and green criminology. Within the area of green criminology, Associate Professor Brisman has written extensively on environmental rights, linkages between armed conflict and environmental degradation, representations of environmental crime and harm in film and literature, and individual and collective resistance to environmental crime and harm. He is the author of Geometries of Crime: How Young People Perceive Crime and Justice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and coauthor, with Nigel South, of Green Cultural Criminology: Constructions of Environmental Harm, Consumerism, and Resistance to Ecocide (Routledge, 2014). He is also coeditor, with Nigel South, of the Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology (2013), and coeditor, with Nigel South and Rob White, of Environmental Crime and Social Conflict: Contemporary and Emerging Issues (Ashgate, 2015). His forthcoming publications include three coedited volumes: The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts, with Eamonn Carrabine and Nigel South (Routledge), Environmental Crime in Latin America: The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land, with David Rodríguez Goyes, David, Hanneke Mol, and Nigel South (Palgrave Macmillan), and Introducción a la Criminología Verde: Conceptos para la Comprensión de los Conflictos Socioambientales (translated as Introduction to Green Criminology: Concepts for an Understanding of Socio- Environmental Conflicts), with Hanneke Mol, David Rodríguez Goyes, and Nigel South (Fondo Editorial de la Universidad Antonio Nariño)—the first Spanish language volume on green criminology. 

Additional Green Criminology Links and Research

- ESRC Green Criminology Research Seminar


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