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Dr Jo Metcalf


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.
Scopus Author ID 56139620300