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Fiona Macaulay

Senior Lecturer in Peace Studies

Faculty/Dept/School School of Social Sciences
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
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My undergraduate degree was in Modern Languages (French and German) at the University of Oxford. I subsequently did Women's Studies at the University of Massachusetts on a Rotary Foundation Graduate Scholarship, and that got me interested in the US-sponsored civil wars in Central America. I travelled to Nicaragua and spend a year teaching English at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua in León. I got involved in campaigning on human right issues in the region, and worked for a student-based social justice organization Third World First (now People and Planet). I returned to the University of Oxford to do an MPhil in Latin American Studies and a doctorate in politics, focussed on the relationship between women's representation, political parties, women's movements and public policy in Brazil and Chile. The week after my doctorate was submitted I joined the International Secretariat of Amnesty International as their Brazil researcher. That led me to a deeper interest in the criminal justice system, as well as human rights, in particular prison conditions. From 2000-2005 I had a joint appointment, at the Institute of Latin American Studies, at the University of London, lecturing on gender and development in Latin America, and as Researcher at the Centre for Brazilian Studies at the University of Oxford, coordinating the human rights programme there, supported by the Ford Foundation. I joined the University of Bradford Peace Studies department in 2005.


Peer Reviewed Journal
TitlePresidents, producers and politics: law-and-order policy in Brazil from Cardoso to Dilma (2017)
AuthorsMacaulay, Fiona
TitleThe policy challenges of informal prisoner governance (2017)
AuthorsMacaulay, Fiona
TitleHeart, Head and Hands: Inter-Cultural, Experiential and Applied Gender Learning in a Peace Studies Department (2016)
AuthorsMacaulay, Fiona
TitleModes of prison administration, control and governmentality in Latin America: Adoption, adaptation and hybridity (2013)
AuthorsMacaulay Fiona
JournalConflict, Security and Development
TitleDeepening the Federative Pact? The Dilma Government's Approach to Crime, Justice and Policing (2012)
AuthorsMacaulay Fiona
JournalCritical Sociology
TitleJustice-Sector and Human Rights Reform under the Cardoso Government. (2007)
AuthorsMacaulay, Fiona
TitleGender politics in Brazil and Chile: The role of political parties in local and national policy-making. (2009)
AuthorsMacaulay, Fiona
Book Chapter
TitleBancada da Bala: the growing influence of the security sector in Brazilian politics (2019)
AuthorsMacaulay, Fiona
TitlePrisoner capture: welfare, lawfare and warfare in Latin America’s overcrowded prisons (2019)
AuthorsMacaulay, Fiona
TitleNon governmental organisations and the rule of law: The experience of Latin America (2018)
AuthorsMacaulay, Fiona
TitleDilma Rousseff (2011 - 2016): A crisis of governance and consensus in Brazil (2017)
AuthorsMacaulay, Fiona
Title‘Whose prisoners are these anyway?’ Church, state and society partnerships and co-production of offender ‘resocialisation’ in Brazil (2015)
AuthorsMacaulay, Fiona
TitleThe Impact of Domestic Politics on Brazil’s Foreign Policy on Human Rights (2014)
AuthorsMacaulay, Fiona
TitleCycles of Police Reform in Latin America. (2012)
AuthorsMacaulay, Fiona
TitleCycles of police reform in Latin America (2012)
AuthorsMacaulay, Fiona
JournalPolicing in Africa
TitleTrickling up, down, and sideways gender policy and political opportunity in Brazil (2010)
AuthorsMacaulay F.
JournalWomen's Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean: Engendering Social Justice, Democratizing Citizenship
TitlePrivate Conflicts, Public Powers: Domestic Violence in the Courts in Latin America. (2005)
AuthorsMacaulay, Fiona