Sara Salman

Teaching in 2020


BA(Hons) MA Auck, MPhil PhD CUNY

Research Specialities

My research focuses broadly on questions of structural and political violence. In terms of structural violence, I focus on the status of citizenship rights in late modern western democratic regimes. I use post-disaster long-term relief as well as refugee resettlement as case studies of state presence in the sphere of social rights. Currently, I am researching New Zealand policies of integration and resettlement of families from refugee backgrounds, aiming to connect it to larger western trends of refugee resettlement.

I also research terrorism and mass shootings, focusing on radicalization and violence in western countries. Through the lenses of cultural criminology and critical social theory, I explore these forms of violence in connection to resurgent hyper nationalism and masculinity. I am currently working on a conference paper exploring mass shootings in the west using recent incidents in the United States and New Zealand as case studies.

Selected Publications

Salman, S., & Naegler, L. (Forthcoming). Cultural Criminology and Female Offending. In F. P. Bernat, & K. Frailing (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Women and Crime. Wiley

Salman, S. (2018). Book Review: Moneish Bhatia, Scott Poynting and Waqas Tufail (eds) Media, Crime and Racism. Journal of Sociology, 54(4), NP1-NP3. doi:10.1177/1440783318790996

Naegler, L., & Salman, S. (2016). Cultural Criminology and Gender Consciousness. Feminist Criminology, 11(4), 354-374. doi:10.1177/1557085116660609

Salman, S. (2014). Troubling the psychosocial: Jock Young’s late modern subjectivity from Sartre to Marcuse. Theoretical Criminology, 18(4), 450-458. doi:10.1177/1362480614557206

Salman, S. (2014). For Freedom or Security? A Critical Appraisal of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution. Situations Journal, 5(2), 109-136

Bozorgmehr, M., Bakalian, A., & Salman, S. (2012). Host Hostility and Nativism. In S. J. Gold, & S. J. Nawyn (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies (1st edition ed., pp. 189-201). Oxford: Routledge


Teaching in 2020