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Dr Jo Metcalf

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Jo Metcalf

Senior Lecturer in American History and Culture

Biography Josephine Metcalf is an American Studies lecturer who is interested in contemporary representations of prison and gangs in American pop-culture.

Her first monograph, entitled The Culture and Politics of Contemporary Street Gang Memoirs, was released in 2012 and she has co-edited two collections of essays, one on Ice-T (with Will Turner, Ashgate, 2014) and the other on African American culture and society after Rodney King (with Carina Spaulding, Ashgate, 2015).

She is currently working with a group of former prisoners on a British Academy-funded research project, entitled Prison, Pop-Culture, and Transatlantic Perspectives: How Former UK Prisoners Interpret American (Penal) Culture.
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