Call for Papers: Global Issues, Cultural Perspectives

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the International Conference on Cultural and Global Criminology, ‘Global Issues, Cultural Perspectives,’ taking place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from June 27th to 29th, 2018.

Oude Gracht
The main canal in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Since 2012, the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology (DCGC Programme), a cooperation between the University of Kent, Utrecht University, ELTE Budapest and University Hamburg, has been training and supervising 37 PhD candidates from all over the world on exciting topics in the field of cultural and global criminology. Staff and PhD candidates from three associate partners (Middlesex University London, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Ghent University) have also been active in conducting research in these fields.

The growth of interest and expertise in the areas of cultural and global criminology has also been reflected in different networks and venues, such as the annual conferences of the American Society of Criminology and the European Society of Criminology, the Dutch and English networks on Cultural Criminology (with six national and international conferences held in London, Amsterdam and Utrecht), and the expansion of networks and curricular programmes in the fields of Globalisation and Crime, Green Criminology, or International Security.

The conference ‘Global Issues, Cultural Perspectives,’ pursues three main aims:

1) To promote and disseminate the work of young (PhD) researchers working in the fields of cultural and global criminology;

2) To exchange and update knowledge being produced by the growing mass of consolidated and starting researchers in the fields of global and cultural criminology, particularly in the areas of eco-crime, crimes of the powerful, transnational organized crime, international security, human rights, migration and media;

3) To encourage and facilitate new partnerships at research and educational levels between individuals or institutions working in the fields of cultural and global criminology.

The conference is organized by the Utrecht School of Law (UU) and is financially supported by the Erasmus+ DCGC program and its four main academic partners. It will be held over three days (27-29 June 2018), featuring four keynote speakers (first and last sessions, to be announced in February) and parallel panel sessions with a maximum of three presenters per panel.

The Keynote speakers are:

• Prof. Yvonne Jewkes (University of Kent)

• Prof. Stephanie Kane (Indiana University)

• Prof. Keith Hayward (University of Copenhagen)

• Prof. Máximo Sozzo (National University of the Littoral)

Next to the regular sessions, an event will be organised to facilitate potential (new or existing) collaborations between individuals or organizations in the fields of education and research on cultural and global criminology.

Submission of abstracts 

You are kindly invited to send panel proposals or individual paper abstracts (max. 200 words) before 1 April 2018. Presenters will be notified by 15 April 2018. Selected contributors will be invited to submit a paper after the conference for a Journal Special Issue and/or an edited book that will result from the conference. Please send your name, affiliation, address, title and abstract to: Tineke Hendrikse (


The registration fee is € 100.- and € 25.- for PhD candidates. For past and present DCGC candidates the conference is free. To complete registration, please send an email to Carin Schnitger ( before 15 April 2018 (Please mention the title of the conference, “Global Issues, Cultural Perspectives” in your email). The programme will be available mid May 2018.

For additional questions, please contact Damián Zaitch ( or Dina Siegel (

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