Margarita Aragon

Staff details

Position Lecturer
Department Sociology
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Margarita Aragon

I joined the department in 2017, having previously taught at Birkbeck and the University of East London. I lecture on the department’s undergraduate Sociology and Criminology programmes and also contribute to teaching on the MA in Gender, Media and Culture. I am currently the convener of the undergraduate modules ‘Prison, Punishment and the Social World’ and ‘Introduction to Disability’.  I supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation students.

Research Interests

I am interested in the historical construction and enforcement of race and its imbrication with gender and disability. My published work has focused upon the manner in which transatlantic slavery has shaped the United States as a multiply racialized landscape.  I am currently working on a monograph that examines anti-black and anti-Mexican police and mob violence in the US-Mexico borderlands in the 1910s, as well as each group’s use of armed resistance during this period. Though historic in perspective, my research aims to contribute to ongoing debates around issues of racism and criminal and social justice.