Professor Nigel South (ISJC)

Visiting Professor of Sociology

Research Directorate

Nigel South PhD FAcSS is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Sociology and Centre for Criminology at the University of Essex. In 2022 he received the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ from the British Society of Criminology and in 2013 received a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the American Society of Criminology, Division on Critical Criminology and Social Justice. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences; an Adjunct Professor, School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology; Research Associate, Centre for Rural Criminology, University of New England, New South Wales; and is European Editor of the journal Critical Criminology. He has published more than 30 books and journal special issues as author, co-author, editor or co-editor, and over 200 articles and book chapters. Recent work includes: co-editing The Routledge Handbook of Green Criminology (2020, 2nd edn.) and co-editing Digital transformations of illicit drugs markets: disruptions and continuities (Emerald, 2023); as well as a study of ‘health justice’ and the impacts of Covid on Indigenous communities in Colombia published in Sociological Review (2022)