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Esther  Snell

Dr Esther Snell

Associate Lecturer

School of Business, Law and Communications

023 8201 2045 ext. 2045 Room no. SMZ06

Biography

Esther is senior lecturer in criminology. After completing a BA (Hons) History and Music at Canterbury Christ Church University, Esther gained her History PhD from the University of Kent. Before coming to Southampton, she worked as a lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church and also Oxford Brookes Universities.

Esther then had a brief stint as a research assistant at the Open University, specialising in the history of crime and punishment and mentalities in the early modern period. Esther’s research is particularly interested in the representations of criminality and justice in the media.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Teaching

    Esther's teaching includes landmark cases, the history of crime and punishment, research methods, introduction to criminology and crime, media and culture.
  2. Research interests

    Esther's research interests include the history of crime and punishment, mentalities in the early modern period and representations of criminality and justice in the media.
  3. Recent publications

    Esther's recent publications include academic journal articles. For more information, follow the link below...

    'Changing Discourses of Crime: Representations of Criminality in the Eighteenth-Century Newspaper Press', Continuity and Change. Vol. 22. Issue 01. May 2007. 13-47.

    'Representations of Criminality and Victimisation in Provincial Newspapers: The Kentish Post 1717 to 1768', Southern History. Vol. 27. 2005. 48-75.

  4. Awards

    Esther was awarded a BA (Hons) from Canterbury Christ Church University, a PhD from the University of Kent and a Postgraduate certificate: learning and teaching in higher education from Southampton Solent University.
  5. Work in progress

    Esther is currently finishing a book on violent crime in the eighteenth century newspaper and is researching a collaborative project on murder ballads.