Silvia Gomes received her Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Minho. Her main areas of research are focused on crime and media, prison studies, crime, ethnicity, and social inequalities, intersectional approaches, and more recently on reentry, recidivism, and criminal desistance. She is a full-time researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA), University of Minho. She is co-coordinating the Thematic Section on Sociology of Law and Justice of the Portuguese Sociological Association, and is a member of the Working Groups on Immigration, Crime, and Citizenship and on Gender, Crime and Justice, both part of the European Society of Criminology.

Research Interests

Media and Crime | Sociology of Crime | Crime, Ethnicity and Inequalities | Prison Studies | Reentry | Life-Course Criminology | Recidivism and Criminal Desistance | Qualitative Research | Intersectional Approach |

Education

Ph.D. 2013, University of Minho; Sociology

B.A. 2009, University of Minho; Sociology

Grants

“Reentry, Recidivism and Desistance: A longitudinal study with ex- and re- prisoners”. Foundation for Science and Technology (SFRH/BPD/102758/2014), Portuguese Government and European Social Fund. (116.640 EUR). 2015-2021

“Crime, Ethnicity and Inequalities: A comparative analysis between foreign groups from Eastern Europe and African Portuguese-Speaking countries and national Roma groups”. Foundation for Science and Technology (SFRH / BD / 47010 / 2008), Portuguese Government and European Social Fund. (49.290 EUR). 2009-2013

Recent Publications

Gomes, Sílvia. 2020. “Pathways to Prison: Bordering Social Inequalities through Prison and State.” International Journal of Migration and Border Studies.[Forthcoming].

Gomes, Sílvia; GRANJA, Rafaela. 2020. “(Dis)Trusted Outsiders: Conducting ethnographic research on prison settings.” Etnográfica. [Forthcoming].

Gomes, Sílvia; GRANJA, Rafaela. 2019. “Access to Law and Justice Perceived by Foreign and Roma Prisoners.” Race and Justice, vol. 9 (3), pp. pp. 359–379. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/2153368717699972.

Gomes, Sílvia, CARVALHO, Maria João Leote, OLIVEIRA, Raquel, DUARTE, Vera. 2019. “Trends and challenges in the Portuguese penitentiary system: from law to practice.” Antigone Rivista, 1, pp. 61-102.

Gomes, Silvia, & Duarte, Vera. 2018. “What about ethics? Developing research in confinement settings.” European Journal of Criminology.

Selected Publications

2018 GOMES, Sílvia, How do foreign women end up in prison? An intersectional approach of criminal pathways. In S. Gomes and V. Duarte (Ed.), Female crime and delinquency in Portugal: in and out the criminal justice system, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 75-104. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-73534-4_10

2018 GOMES, Sílvia; DUARTE, Vera, An introduction to female crime and delinquency: Portugal in the world. In S. Gomes and V. Duarte (Ed.), Female crime and delinquency in Portugal: in and out the criminal justice system, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-22. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-73534-4_10

2017 DUARTE, Vera, GOMES, Sílvia (Ed.), Espaços de reclusão: questões teóricas, metodológicas e de investigação, Maia: Edições ISMAI.

2015 GOMES, Sílvia, “Dos media e da construção das realidades criminais”. In M. I. Cunha (Ed.), Do Crime e do Castigo: Temas e Debates Contemporâneos, Lisboa: Editora Mundos Sociais, pp. 81-98.

2014 GOMES, Sílvia, Caminhos para a Prisão – uma análise do fenómeno da criminalidade associada a grupos estrangeiros e étnicos em Portugal, Famalicão: Editora Húmus.