Thomas Ugelvik is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is currently working on an ethnography of state power with a particular focus on foreign prisoners and the relationship between the prison and the immigration detention system. The study will explore ways that prisons and prison-like institutions are being put to new uses as parts of a new pan-European mobility control regime.
In the past, he has published articles on different aspects of everyday life in prison, such as food-related resistance in prison, imprisonment as a masculinity challenge, and the “othering” of fellow prisoners as ethical self-work. He is a co-editor of /Penal exceptionalism. Nordic prison policy and practice/ (2011, Routledge) and series co-editor of the Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology book series (with Yvonne Jewkes and Ben Crewe).