Dr Peta Malins (she/they) is Program Manager of the Bachelor of Legal and Dispute Studies and a Lecturer in Criminology and Justice Studies. They are a member of the Social and Global Studies Centre and the Centre for Urban Research.
Peta is a critical, poststructural researcher who explores the embodied effects and affects of crime and justice interventions, with a particular focus on drug use and policing, as well as prison abolition, transformative justice, gender and sexuality. They have an interest in the intersections between theory and practice, and the complex connections between bodies, cultural representations and urban space in enactments of power and harm. They are currently working on research projects regarding drug-detection dog operations and school-based drug education, and supervising an honours thesis on prison abolition.
- BA(Hons), Melb
- PhD Criminology, Melb
- Malins, P.,Kent, N. (2020). Assembling Affects: A Deleuzo-Guattarian approach to school drug education In: Social Theory and Health Education, Routledge, United Kingdom
- Malins, P. (2019). Drug dog affects: Accounting for the broad social, emotional and health impacts of general drug detection dog operations in Australia In: International Journal of Drug Policy, 67, 63 - 71
- Malins, P. (2017). Desiring assemblages: A case for desire over pleasure in critical drug studies In: International Journal of Drug Policy, 49, 126 - 132
- Deana, L.,Malins, P. (2015). Biopedagogical assemblages: Exploring school drug education in action In: Cultural studies: Critical Methodologies, 15, 398 - 406
- Malins, P. (2011). An ethico-aesthetics of heroin chic: art, cliche and capitalism In: Deleuze and the Body, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom