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Dr Avi Boukli

Profile summary

Professional biography

Before joining The Open University in February 2016, Avi worked at Teesside University as Senior Lecturer in Criminology and qualified as an Inside-Out instructor to teach higher education programmes within the prison system. Prior to this, Avi taught at Birkbeck and at the London School of Economics. Between 2001 and 2015, Avi was the editor in chief of Kodikas Publications in Athens, Greece.

Qualifications

Oct.'18 - Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, H.E.A., U.K.

Oct.'07 - Apr.'12 - PhD in Law, Imaginary Penalities: reconsidering anti-trafficking discourses and technologies. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Law, London, UK.

Oct.'06 - Oct.'07 - Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Criminology, The London School of Economics and Political Science, Dpartment of Sociology, London, UK.

Sep.'00 - Feb.'05 - Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Sociology, specialisation in Criminology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Sociology, Athens, Greece.

Professional affiliations

British Society of Criminology; Onassis Scholars' Association; Greek Society for the Study of Deviance and Social Control; European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control; American Society of Criminology (2011); Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests

Avi's research is concerned with social harm, Marxist and anarchist traditions, and social justice and with some broader questions to do with the interface between structural inequalities, crime, victimisation, gender, and sexuality.

PhD supervision

Avi is interested in supervising students in the following areas: social justice, feminist theory, queer theory, state crime, social harm, marxist criminology, critical victimology, media representations of crime, human trafficking, zemiology, and the regulation of non-binary identities.

PhD completions:

  • Evgenia Iliadou

Current PhD/MPhil students:

  • Janice Knox-Goba
  • Iyanuloluwa Kolawole

Selected publications

A record of Avi's research publications can be viewed at The Open University's Open Research Online.

Books

Boukli, A. (forthcoming, 2020) Zemiology and human trafficking. London & NY: Routledge. [ISBN: 978-1138238848]

Boukli, A. (2006) Medea Plath. Athens: Kodikas Publications. (In Greek). [ISBN: 960-8384-21-4]

Boukli, A. (2001) Poiitikon aition. Athens: Kodikas Publications. (In Greek). [ISBN: 960-7332-80-6]

Edited Books

Boukli, A. and Kotzé, J. (2018) (eds.) Zemiology: reconnecting crime and social harm. London & NY: Palgrave Macmillan. [ISBN: 978-3-319-76312-5]

Selected Book Chapters

Boukli, A., Yanacopulos, H. and Papanicolaou, G. (2020). ‘Genealogies of slavery’ in Winterdyk, J. and Jones, J. (eds.) The Palgrave International Handbook of Human Trafficking. London & NY: Palgrave Macmillan. [ISBN: 3-319-63059-8, 978-3-319-63059-5]

Papanicolaou, G. and Boukli, A. (2020). ‘Human trafficking in Greece’ in Winterdyk, J. and Jones, J. (eds.) The Palgrave International Handbook of Human Trafficking. London & NY: Palgrave Macmillan. [ISBN: 3-319-63057-1, 978-3-319-63057-1]

Boukli, A. and Kotzé, J. (2018). Introduction to the Volume' in Boukli, A. and Kotzé, J. (eds.), Zemiology: reconnecting crime and social harm. London & NY: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-8. [https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76312-5] [ISBN: 3-319-76311-3, 978-3-319-76311-8]

Boukli, A. and Renz, F. (2018). 'Gender Murder: transphobia, zemia and telemorphosis', in Boukli, A. and Kotzé, J. (eds.), Zemiology: reconnecting crime and social harm. London & NY: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 145-164. [http://www.bookmetrix.com/detail_full/book/5b37d64b-f7ed-496b-9bf5-a374da9b1e38#downloads][https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76312-5].

Boukli, A. (2016). 'Trafficking and the “victim industry” complex', in Antonopoulos, G. (ed.), Illegal entrepreneurship, organized crime and social control: essays in honor of Professor Dick Hobbs, NY: Springer, pp. 237-263. [https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31608-6_14].

Papanicolaou, G. and Boukli, A. (2011). ‘Sex, Trafficking and Crime Policy in Greece’, in Cheliotis, L. and Xenakis, S. (eds.), Crime and punishment in contemporary Greece: international comparative perspectives, Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing Group, pp. 307-338. [ISBN: 3-03911-562-6, 978-3-03911-562-4].

Selected Journal Articles (refereed)

Boukli, A., Carr, N. Downes, J., Dymock, A., Lamble, S., and Serisier, T. (2020). Guest Editorial: Queer Theory and Criminology. Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Copson, L. and Boukli, A. (2020). Queer Utopias and Queer Criminology. Criminology and Criminal Justice special issue on Queer Theory and Criminology.  [https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1748895820932210]

Boukli, A. and Copson, L. (2019). Cultural Harm: ‘trans fraud’, ‘gender deception’ and zero-sum games. Justice, Power and Resistance, 3(2), pp. 26-48.

Boukli, A. and Renz, F. (2019). Deconstructing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender victim of sex trafficking: harm, exceptionality and religion-sexuality tensions. International Review of Victimology, 25(1), pp. 1-20. [https://doi.org/10.1177/0269758018772670].

Boukli, A. and Chatzopoulos, G. (2015). Imaginary counter-trafficking penalities: a comparative analysis of Greece and the United Kingdom. Journal of Trafficking, Organized Crime and Security, 1(2), pp.76-90. [ISSN: 2374-1198].

Boukli, A. (2003). Law and philosophy of the ancient Greek philosopher Theophrastus. Hellenic Society of Lawyers, Sep-Nov, pp. 76-78. (In Greek).

Book Reviews

Kotzé, J. and Boukli, A. (2016). Invisible Crimes and Social Harms by Pamela Davies, Peter Francis and Tanya Wyatt. The British Journal of Criminology, 56(4), pp. 818-820. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azv055

Selected newspaper and media experience

OU DD311 Peru Cerro de Pasco (2019) Educational documentary for The Open University, nominated academic, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcX_K_lp_lc

OU DD311 Peru Ica (2019) Educational documentary for The Open University, nominated academic, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3--vzud1nVs

Why Slavery? (2018) Six documentary series with the BBC and The Open University, nominated academic, https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2018/why-slavery

Bouklis, P.S. & Kappas, P. (March 2004). The Marc Dutroux of the newspaper next door (Ο Ντιτρου της Διπλανης Εφημεριδας), 87/8607, 08/03/2004, in Eleutherotypia (Greek daily newspaper).

Selected translations

Bouklis, P.S. (2010). ‘Human Rights and Gender Identity’, in M Galanou ed., Athens: Greek Transgender Association and the Council of Europe.

Selected open access publications

Boukli, A. (2018) ‘LGBTQI+ survivors of trafficking’, OpenLearn, retrieved from https://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/criminology/lgbtqi-survivors-trafficking?in_menu=730972

Bissell, C. and Boukli, A. (2017) ‘How the last man to see Sylvia Plath alive was punished for his quiet homosexuality’, The Conversation, retrieved from https://theconversation.com/how-the-last-man-to-see-sylvia-plath-alive-was-punished-for-his-quiet-homosexuality-71236

Boukli, A. (2017) ‘Criminalisation and LGBTQI+ Rights: a queer Marxist approach’, OpenLearn, retrieved from http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/criminology/criminalisation-and-lgbtqi-rights-queer-marxist-approach

Boukli, A. (2017) ‘Defining Zemia’, Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC) website, retrieved from https://oucriminology.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/defining-zemia

Boukli, A. (2016) ‘The Empire is out with a million bullets fired: a short introduction to the poetic rhetoric of harm’, Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC) website, retrieved from https://oucriminology.wordpress.com/2016/07/21/the-empire-is-out-with-a-million-bullets-fired-a-short-introduction-to-the-poetic-rhetoric-of-harm/

Boukli, A. and Renz, F. (2016) ‘Moral economy and the refugee crisis’, Teesside website, retrieved from https://blogs.tees.ac.uk/tcrc/2016/02/01/moral-economy-and-the-refugee-crisis/

Boukli, A. (2013) ‘Precarious faces’, Ruins: Chronicle of an HIV witch-hunt website, retrieved from http://ruins-documentary.com/en/p-s-bouklis-precarious-faces/

Boukli, A. (2013) ‘Transphobia’, Critical Legal Thinking, retrieved from http://criticallegalthinking.com/2013/08/22/transphobia/

Also, translated in Greek, http://crimevssocialcontrol.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/blog-post_20.html

Teaching interests

Avi has introduced and taught several modules across a range of topics including Property Law, Criminal Law, Sociology, Criminology, Victimology and Criminal Justice.

Avi is currently deputy module chair/lead of DD804 Crime and global justice; module team member of DD311 Crime, harm and the state; and the Qualification Lead of F75 MA in Crime and Justice

Publications

Queer utopias and queer criminology (2020)
Copson, Lynne and Boukli, Avi
Criminology & Criminal Justice ((Early Access))


Guest editorial: Queer theory and criminology (2020)
Lamble, Sarah; Serisier, Tanya; Dymock, Alex; Carr, Nicola; Downes, Julia and Boukli, Avi
Criminology & Criminal Justice, 20(5) (pp. 504-509)


Cultural Harm: ‘trans fraud’, ‘gender deception’ and zero-sum games (2019-12)
Boukli, Avi and Copson, Lynne
Justice, Power and Resistance, 3(2) (pp. 26-48)


Deconstructing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender victim of sex trafficking: Harm, exceptionality and religion–sexuality tensions (2019-01-31)
Boukli, Avi and Renz, Flora
International Review of Victimology, 25(1) (pp. 71-90)


Imaginary counter-trafficking penalties: A comparative analysis of Greece and the United Kingdom (2015-12-01)
Bouklis, P. S. and Chatzopoulos, Georgios
Journal of Trafficking, Organized Crime and Security, 1(2) (pp. 76-90)


[Book Review] Invisible Crimes and Social Harms. By Pamela Davies, Peter Francis and Tanya Wyatt (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 280pp. £65.00 hb) (2015-06-09)
Boukli, Evi and Kotzé, Justin
British Journal of Criminology ((Early Access))


Human trafficking in Greece (2019-11-25)
Boukli, Avi and Papanicolaou, Georgios
In: Winterdyk, John and Jones, Jackie eds. The Palgrave International Handbook of Human Trafficking
ISBN : 978-3-319-63059-5 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan


Genealogies of Slavery (2019-11-25)
Boukli, Avi; Yanacopulos, Helen and Papanicolaou, Georgios
In: Winterdyk, John and Jones, Jackie eds. The Palgrave International Handbook of Human Trafficking
ISBN : 9783319630595 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan


Introduction (2018-07-15)
Boukli, Avi and Kotzé, Justin
In: Boukli, Avi and Kotzé, Justin eds. Zemiology: Reconnecting Crime and Social Harm (pp. 1-8)
ISBN : 978-3-319-76311-8 | Publisher : Palgrave


Gender Murder: anti-trans rhetoric, zemia and telemorphosis (2018)
Boukli, Avi and Renz, Flora
In: Boukli, Avi and Kotze, Justin eds. Zemiology: Reconnecting Crime and Social Harm. Critical Criminological Perspectives (pp. 145-164)
ISBN : 978-3-319-76311-8 | Publisher : Palgrave


Trafficking and the “Victim Industry” Complex (2016-05-22)
Bouklis, Paraskevi S.
In: Antonopoulos, Georgios A. ed. Illegal Entrepreneurship, Organized Crime and Social Control Essays in Honor of Professor Dick Hobbs. Studies of Organized Crime (14) (pp. 237-263)
ISBN : 978-3-319-31608-6 | Publisher : Springer


Sex, Trafficking and Crime Policy (2011)
Bouklis, Paraskevi S. and Papanicolaou, Georgios
In: Cheliotis, Leonidas K. and Xenakis, Sappho eds. Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Greece: International Comparative Perspectives (pp. 307-338)
ISBN : 978-3-03911-562-4 | Publisher : Peter Lang Publishing Group | Published : Oxford


Zemiology: reconnecting crime and social harm (2018)
Boukli, Avi and Kotze, Justin
Boukli, Avi and Kotzé, Justin eds.
ISBN : 978-3-319-76312-5 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : London


How the last man to see Sylvia Plath alive was punished for his quiet homosexuality (2017-02-21)
Bissell, Christopher and Boukli, Avi
The Conversation, London.