Dorina Damsa

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Position Senior Research Fellow
Degree Ph.d.
Contact +47 93 971 760

Border criminologist researching non-citizenship

Dorina is a border criminologist with a PhD in Criminology and the Sociology of Law from the University of Oslo. She is interested in non/citizenship, rights regimes, punishment, deportability, particularly in relation to gender. She has published in international journals such as Sociology, Punishment and Society, and the International Journal of Qualitative Methods.

Tags: Migration, Gender Equality


  • Tuck, Robert Hallam; Damsa, Dorina & Kullman, Elizabeth (2022). All-foreign prisons in the United States, England and Wales, and Norway: Related logics and local expressions. Theoretical criminology. 26(4), p. 1–23. doi: 10.1177/13624806221116092.
  • Damsa, Dorina & Franko, Katja (2022). ‘Without Papers I Can’t Do Anything’: The Neglected Role of Citizenship Status and ‘Illegality’ in Intersectional Analysis. Sociology. doi: 10.1177/00380385221096043. Full text in Research Archive
  • Damsa, Dorina (2021). ‘This is not what I signed up for’ – Danish prison officers’ attitudes towards more punitive penal policies. Punishment & Society. p. 1–19. doi: 10.1177/14624745211068870.
  • Damsa, Dorina (2019). Between Belonging and Exclusion: Migrants’ Resilience in a Norwegian Welfare Prison. In Wyller, Trygve & Bendixsen, Synnøve Kristine Nepstad (Ed.), Contested Hospitalities in a Time of Migration. Religion and Secular Counterspaces in the Nordic Region. Routledge. p. 162–175.
  • Damsa, Dorina & Ugelvik, Thomas (2018). One of us or one of them? Researcher positionality, language, and belonging in an all-foreign prison. In Jahnsen, Synnøve Økland; Powel, Rebecca & Fili, Andriani (Ed.), Criminal justice research in an era of mass mobility. Routledge.
  • Ugelvik, Thomas & Damsa, Dorina (2018). The pains of crimmigration imprisonment: Perspectives from a Norwegian all-foreign prison. British Journal of Criminology. 58(5), p. 1025–1043. doi: 10.1093/bjc/azx067. Full text in Research Archive
  • Damsa, Dorina & Ugelvik, Thomas (2017). A difference that makes a difference? Reflexivity and researcher effects in an all-foreign prison. International Journal of Qualitative Methods (IJQM). 16(1), p. 1–10. doi: 10.1177/1609406917713132. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Damsa, Dorina & Ugelvik, Thomas (2017). A Difference that Makes a Difference – Researcher Effects in an All-Foreign Prison. Europris newsletter.
  • Ugelvik, Thomas & Damsa, Dorina (2017). Pains of imprisonment revisited: Perspectives from a Norwegian crimmigration prison.
  • Ugelvik, Thomas & Damsa, Dorina (2017). A difference that makes a difference? Reflexivity and researcher effects in an all-foreign prison.

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Published May 9, 2022 9:10 AM - Last modified Nov. 10, 2022 9:03 AM