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 postdoctoral 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

Crime and Social Inequalities | Prison studies | Reentry | Life Course | Crime and Media

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

Guia, Maria João, & Gomes, Silvia. 2018. “Prison, State and Violence.” Springer.

Gomes, Sílvia, & Duarte, Vera. 2018. “Female Crime and Delinquency in Portugal: In and Out of the Criminal Justice System.” London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Gomes, Silvia . 2018. “How Do Foreign Women End Up in Prison? An Intersectional Approach of Criminal Pathways.” Female Crime and Delinquency in Portugal: In and Out of the Criminal Justice System (pp. 75-104). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Gomes, Silvia. 2017. “Access to Law and Justice Perceived by Foreign and Roma Prisoners.” Race and Justice.

Selected Publications

Gomes, Silvia (2018). Prison, Ethnicities and State – establishing theoretical and empirical connections. M J Guia & S Gomes (Ed.). Prison, State and Violence. Springer. [Forthcoming]

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

Gomes, Silvia, & Granja, Rafaela (Ed.) (2015). Mulheres e Crime – Perspectivas sobre intervenção, violência e reclusão. Famalicão: Editora Húmus.

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

Gomes, Silvia (2013). A construção do pânico moral sobre os ciganos e os imigrantes na imprensa diária portuguesa. Revista Latitudes, 7 (2), 187-217.

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