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Dr. Deanna Dadusc is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Criminology at the School of Applied Social Science. Her research focuses on the criminalisation of social movements in Europe, with a specific focus on the criminalisation of migrants' solidarity and of squatting.

She is co-editor of a special Issue for the journal Citizenship Studies, titled: 'Citizenship as inhabitance? Migrant housing squats versus institutional accommodation' (2019). She also authored multiple articles and chapters, including “Squatting and the undocumented migrants’ struggle in the Netherlands” (2017) and 'Enclosing Autonomy: The politics of Tolerance and Criminalisation of Squatting (2019). Together with Dr. Eleni Dimou and Prof. Pierpaolo Mudu, Deanna is currently co-authoring a book titled ‘’Borders, Repression and Resistance: the criminalisation of migrants’ solidarity’’ (Routledge, forthcoming).

At the University of Brighton, she has developed a year-long module titled ‘The Criminology of Borders’ in collaboration with Raphael Schlembach. The module critically addresses issues of migrants’ social exclusion and criminalisation.

Dr. Dadusc coordinates the 'Social Movements and Radical Politics' strand of the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE - University of Brighton). Moreover, she contributes to the organisation of the 'Radical Housing Forum' and related reading group.


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Criminology
  • Borders
  • Social Movements
  • Squatting
  • Migration
  • Resistance

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Research Output

Enclosing Autonomy: The politics of tolerance and criminalisation of the Amsterdam squatting movement

Dadusc, D., 22 May 2019, In : City. 23, 2, p. 170-188 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Introduction: citizenship as inhabitance? Migrant housing squats versus institutional accommodation

    Dadusc, D., Grazioli, M. & Martinez, M. A., 16 Jul 2019, In : Citizenship Studies. 23, 6, p. 521-539 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access
  • The micropolitics of border struggles: migrants’ squats and inhabitance as alternatives to citizenship

    Dadusc, D., 25 Jun 2019, In : Citizenship Studies. 23, 6, p. 593-607 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • How refugees are fighting back against border controls

    Dadusc, D., 25 Jul 2017

    Research output: Other contribution

    Open Access

    Squatting: the urban space as a common good

    Dadusc, D., 2 Jun 2017

    Research output: Other contribution

    Open Access


    • 4 Invited talk
    • 2 Conference
    • 2 Workshop
    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    Criminalising Dissent: A Closing Space for Civil Society?

    Raphael Schlembach (Organiser), Deanna Dadusc (Organiser), Roxana Cavalcanti (Organiser)
    1 Mar 2019

    Activity: EventsConference


    Power, Knowledge and Violence in Academic and Activist Spaces

    Deanna Dadusc (Organiser)
    16 Nov 2018

    Activity: EventsWorkshop

    University of Amsterdam

    Deanna Dadusc (Visiting researcher)
    1 Jul 20181 Oct 2018

    Activity: Visiting positionVisiting an external academic institution

    A right to Home?

    Deanna Dadusc (Organiser), Sarah Leaney (Organiser)
    8 Jun 2018

    Activity: EventsConference

    Squatting and the Urban Common Workshop (Stockholm): Migrants' squats in Amsterdam and Athens: urban commoning and inhabitance -

    Deanna Dadusc (Presenter), Valeria Raimondi (Presenter)
    27 May 2018

    Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk