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Scholarly biography

Dr. Lambros Fatsis is Lecturer in Criminology within the School of Applied Social Science (SASS) at the University of Brighton, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Lambros joined the University of Brighton in September 2019. He previously taught Sociology and Criminology at the University of Southampton, and the University of Sussex.

At Southampton he won a Faculty Teaching Award, a ‘Most Engaging Lecturer’ award, and was nominated twice for the Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award and the Students’ Union ‘Best Academic Support’ award. At Sussex, he won an Excellence in Teaching Award and was nominated for a Student Led Teaching Award.

Research interests

Lambros' research interests revolve around a critique of dominant interpretations and public perceptions of the public sphere, culture, and intellectual life, the criminalisation of Black music (sub)cultures, and police racism. He is particularly interested in how certain forms of public expression and creativity are not only marginalised in the relevant academic literature, but also criminalised by law enforcement agencies.

His current research focuses on the criminalisation of Black music subcultures such as UK grime and drill through a host of unfair and illegitimate police practices. He is also interested in the political significance of deviance/ “deviant (sub)cultures”, and also specialises in the history of institutional racism in the UK with a particular emphasis on policing.

Parts of his research have been published at the Crime, Media, Culture journal, and The Sociological Review, and the European Journal of Social Theory, and he is currently completing a book with Mark Carrigan on public sociology and social media for Bristol University Press. Lambros’ work is also featured in non-academic publications that include three short stories for the So-Fi sociological fiction zine and a long Introduction that he was commissioned to write for the Greek edition of A History of Seven Killings by the 2015 Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James.

Knowledge exchange

Lambros regularly provides expertise on debates around citizenship, public intellectual life, and the policing of Black music subcultures to a variety of print and online media and international policy-making organisations that include: The Sociological Review blog, the European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog of the LSE, the British Society of Criminology blog, The ConversationHuffington Post,the prestigious Greek daily I Kathimerini, the prominent Brazilian newspaper O Globo, and the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 In January 2019, he was announced as the winner of the first-ever ‘British Society of Criminology Blogger of the Year Award’. 

 

Supervisory Interests

I would be delighted to receive proposals for doctoral studies in my areas of expertise as listed below:

  • Cultural and Critical Criminology
  • Criminalisation of Black urban music
  • Police racism
  • Black British history and subcultures (especially soundsystem culture)
  • Sociology of public and intellectual life

Keywords

  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Cultural Criminology
  • Critical Criminology
  • Police Racism
  • Black Music Subcultures
  • Black British History & Culture
  • Soundsystem Culture
  • Sociology of Public & Intellectual Life
  • Public Sociology

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Research Output 2016 2019

Policing the beats: The criminalisation of UK drill and grime music by the London Metropolitan Police

Fatsis, L., 5 Apr 2019, In : The Sociological Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

criminalization
police
music
criminality
Briton

Grime: Criminal subculture or public counterculture? A critical investigation into the criminalization of Black musical subcultures in the UK

Fatsis, L., 28 Jun 2018, In : Crime, Media, Culture. 15, 3, p. 447-461

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
criminalization
subculture
police
creativity
surveillance

Becoming public characters, not public intellectuals: Notes towards an alternative conception of public intellectual life

Fatsis, L., 17 Nov 2016, In : European Journal of Social Theory. 21, 3, p. 267-287

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
intellectual
conscience
appeal
sociology
elite