Thomas, Monica

Thomas, Monica
Start date:
October 2018
Research Topic:
Black mothers experiences of imprisonment
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Alisa Stevens and Alyson Rees
Supervising school:
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

In the majority of academic literature and governmental reports concerning maternal imprisonment the experiences of black mothers have been overlooked, de-racialised, or grouped together with other racial minority groups. Therefore this research focuses specifically on black mothers with the purpose of exploring how the prison environment shapes black mothering narratives and identities.

This research is underpinned by a black feminist narrative approach and semi-structured narrative interviews are used as the main tool for data collection.

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About Monica Thomas

Monica Thomas is an ESRC funded PhD criminology student at Cardiff university within the School of Social Sciences. Her general research interests include race,gender and prisons. Her current research concerns the study of the experiences of Black mothers in the England and Wales Prison Service. For more information see my twitter page: @MonicaT33386265