Dr Marion Vannier

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

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Marion Vannier is a senior lecturer in criminology. Prior to joining the University of Manchester, Marion worked as a lawyer in private law firms, as a legal officer in a defence team before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and as a judge for the UNHCR within the French Asylum appeals court. Marion completed her MSc and DPhil at the University of Oxford. She also holds a joint law degree from the Universities of La Sorbonne and King’s College London, and an LLM from Georgetown University (US).

Marion is a research associate at the University of Oxford, Centre for CriminologyBorder Criminologies and The Imprisonment Observatory.

External positions

Research Associate, Centre for Criminology, Oxford University

16 Nov 2017 → …

Areas of expertise


  • Punishment, Life imprisonment, Death penalty, Penal politics, Prisoners, Gender and race, Human rights, Migration Studies

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2016 - Doctor of Philosophy, In the Shadow of Death: the normalisation of life without parole and death penalty abolitionism in California, Oxford University (2012 - 2016)

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