Claire Loughnan is a Lecturer in Criminology, at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne. Her research examines the modes, practices and effects of living and working in sites of confinement and on the carceral expansion accompanying border control practices. She has published in Globalizations, UNSW Law Journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Migration, Crime Media Culture and Law Text Culture. Her first book, on the institutional effects of immigration detention, is under contract with Routledge (forthcoming 2022). She is currently exploring practices of 'neglect' as a tool in the externalisation of refugee policies. Claire is a committee member of the Carceral Geography Network, and Co-convenor of the University of Melbourne branch of 'Academics for Refugees'. In 2021, she collaborated with artist Hoda Afshar in 2021, on a film created by Afshar - Agonistes - which examined the experiences of staff speaking out about institutional violence, including those working in immigration detention and offshore processing centres.