A Reader in Zemiology (Studies in Social Harm) of the School of Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK
Ms. Christina Pantazis is a researcher of the School of Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK. She is a member of the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research and she is currently involved in a major ESRC project examining the extent and nature of poverty in the UK.
Ms Pantazis’ work focuses on social harm and criminalisation. With colleagues from the universities of Queen’s (Paddy Hillyard) and Birmingham (Simon Pemberton) she has been developing a new disciplinary area — Zemiology or the study of social harm. Her specific interests lie in gendered harm and the harms associated with poverty and inequality, particularly in the context of the recession and austerity. She is co-editor of the Policy book series ‘Studies in Social Harm’. Her latest work on criminalisation has focused on the war on terror and its impact on the Muslim community as the new ‘suspect community’.