Adam White is Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the Centre for Criminological Research in the School of Law. He joined the Centre for Criminological Research in 2016. Before arriving at the University of Sheffield, he worked in the Department of Politics at the University of York as a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy. He has also spent time as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington (Seattle) and a researcher for Gun Free South Africa (Cape Town) and Demos (London).
His research focuses on four interconnected themes:
- The rise of the private security and private military industries in the postwar era;
- Corresponding issues of governance, regulation and legitimacy in the security and military sectors;
- The conceptual and empirical connections between war and crime;
- The changing nature of state-market relations.
His recent publications written from a political economic perspective include:
- White A (2019) Soldier, Contractor, Trauma: The Governance of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Private Military Labour Market. Illness, Crisis, and Loss, 27(4), 274-292.
- Loader I & White A (2018) Valour for Money? Contested Commodification in the Market for Security. British Journal of Criminology, 58(6), 1401-1419.
- White A (2018) Beyond Iraq: The Socioeconomic Trajectories of Private Military Veterans. Armed Forces & Society, 44(3), 387-407.
- White A (2018) Mercenarism, Norms and Market exchange: Reassembling the Private Military Labour Market. International Sociology, 33(4), 523-540.
Further information about Adam can be found here.