Dr Zelia Gallo
Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law and Criminology
Dr Zelia Gallo is a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law and Criminology at The Dickson Poon School of Law. She holds a BA in Law with Law Studies in Europe from Oxford University and an MSc in the Sociology of Crime and Deviance from the London School of Economics. Dr Gallo obtained her PhD from the LSE Law Department where she was also a Research Fellow between 2013 and 2015. Dr Gallo joined the KCL School of Law in 2015/2016. In 2015 Dr Gallo was awarded the LSE Law Department Teaching Prize and in 2016 she was awarded a KCL Teaching Excellence Award.
In November 2021 Dr Gallo delivered a seminar as part of the University of Oxford, Centre for Criminology, All Souls seminar series. The seminar was entitled: ‘The importance of political ideologies to Contemporary Penality’. It can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a3Q_setcHU
Dr Gallo researches the sociology of punishment, with a particular interest in the link between politics, the political economy, and punishment in contemporary Western democracies. Dr Gallo’s research has focused on punishment Italy, as well as England and Wales. Dr Gallo further investigates the criminalisation of immigration as a key part of the contemporary Western penal landscape. Her research interests also extend to the role of violent crime in accounts of contemporary punishment, and on the development of accurate, comparative, measures of serious interpersonal violence.
- Criminal Law
- Criminology & Criminal Justice
For more information on Dr Gallo's research, visit our research portal.