LSO Ep.5: In Conversation with Dr Vanessa Schofield | Julia Lurfová and Dr Nerina Boursinou

In this first episode of LSO’s spring season, we welcome the Lab’s very own Dr Vanessa Schofield, who is presently a lecturer in Geography at the University of St Andrews. Throughout her academic career, Ness has looked at different aspects of risk governance and policing. Her participation in protests and her archival work around riots have been motivated by the overarching question of ‘What counts as a riot?’ in different legal contexts. In this episode, we discuss the policing of the 2001 ‘race riots’, challenge violent riot iconography, and address the theme of (in)visibility around riot politics.

Listen now on Spotify.

Guest: Dr Vanessa Schofield⁠
Email: ⁠[email protected]

This episode was recorded in February 2024.

⁠⁠⁠Logo credits: Alma Hummelsberger
Editor: Eden Igwe
Music: Matthew Lewis (@matthewlewy on Spotify)

Let’s Step Outside (LSO) is a podcast series bringing urban-related activism and exciting research outside the walls of Academia and one step closer to people who don’t fancy talking with jargon. LSO’s episodes feature mainly women researchers/speakers at all stages of their career, as well as a range of activists engaged with all things urban. Delicious food for thought delivered to your ears.

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