Linnéa Österman

Senior Lecturer

Department of Social
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 25
41123 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 720
40530 Göteborg

About Linnéa Österman

Background and research interests: I am a criminologist by trade and my research falls mainly within feminist criminology, with a specific focus on women's experiences and rights within the criminal justice system. I completed my doctorate at University of Surrey in England in 2016; my thesis being a qualitative comparative study into women's experiences of crime and justice in two different penal cultures; Sweden and England. The core of the study focused on women's route out of crime and punishment, and how these processes link to different penal - as well as societal - structures and conditions. I have also led research projects on areas such as women's experiences of restorative justice, international longitudinal perspectives on the way out of crime, as well as being a co-researcher in project exploring women's paths out of prostitution.

Teaching: I teach on a number of courses at the Department of Social Work, especially in areas such as qualitative methods, power relations, and critical perspectives on criminal justice. I am course leader on the course 'Criminology' on the Sociol Work program, and I also teach criminology at an advanced level at the Department of Sociology and Work Science. I have many years of experience teaching and leading university courses in England, where I have spent the majority of my academic career. In addition to teaching in traditional university environments, I am also interested in critical pedagogy and social mobilisation through education in other institutional environments and have, for example, designed and led academic courses at women's prisons in England.