Following a series of successful sessions at recent conferences of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers and Association of American Geographers, and in particular, sessions organised as part of the RGS-IBG 2014, there seems to be an interest developing in establishing some kind of formal research network around carceral geography.
One way forward could be to establish either a Research Group or a Working Group, of the RGS-IBG, (which would also be open to non-RGS-IBG members, and would also welcome colleagues from outside of the discipline of geography) and which could serve as a hub for networking and information sharing among like-minded researchers. Depending on what kind of group is established, it could also provide some funds to support postgraduates, and to arrange events.
In order to gauge potential interest, we would like to ask you to complete this survey.
If weight of opinion is in favour of establishing some kind of group, a list of names of potential supporters/members would be needed – this is covered in the survey. Please consider adding your name to this list, whether or not you are an RGS-IBG member.
Dominique Moran (University of Birmingham)
Jennifer Turner (University of Leicester)
Anna Schliehe (University of Glasgow)