Justice, Power and Resistance (Journal)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work


Guest editor alongside Dr Federica Rossi of a themed section on state harms in the peer-reviewed journal called: Justice, Power and Resistance. The inspiration for this themed section originated in a conference organised by the Crime, Harm and Justice Research Group based at London South Bank University. The conference entitled Fighting for Justice: families, communities and solidarity networks against state harms and violence, convened in July 2021, created a space for academics and activists from the UK and further afield to come together to share, reflect and explore state harm and violence from multiple perspectives. Similarly, this themed section creates a forum for the voices of those with lived experiences of state violence in different contexts, from state-enabled processes of violent land dispossession to liberal settler colonialism, as well as the use of torture, abusive forms of surveillance and harmful policy reforms. But it also, and perhaps more significantly, emphasises the significance and power of solidarity, through collective action, protest, and wider forms of support to challenge state harms and violence in all its forms and demand accountability. Families, communities, activist groups, and campaigners unite in different ways and resort to a variety of strategies. Common to all parties is the desire to stand in solidarity with those affected; to denounce states, their agents and policies; to form resistance and ultimately compel states and societies to ‘see’ and to ‘listen’.
Period1 Jun 2023
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • State violence
  • Mobilisation
  • Solidairty
  • Repression
  • justice