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.
2020. “Pathways to Prison: Bordering Social Inequalities through Prison and State.” International Journal of Migration and Border Studies.[Forthcoming].
2020. “(Dis)Trusted Outsiders: Conducting ethnographic research on prison settings.” Etnográfica. [Forthcoming].
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.
2019. “Trends and challenges in the Portuguese penitentiary system: from law to practice.” Antigone Rivista, 1, pp. 61-102.
2018. “What about ethics? Developing research in confinement settings.” European Journal of Criminology.