Leighann Spencer

PhD Candidate in Criminology, Charles Sturt University

Current PhD candidate researching the role of identity and territory in vigilantism and state complicity.

Previously employed at Ndifuna Ukwazi, a social justice NGO based in South Africa, working on anti-vigilantism initiatives and police accountability.


  • 2017–present
    PhD Candidate, Charles Sturt University
  • 2015–2015
    Research assistant, Ndifuna Ukwazi


  • 2017 
    Charles Sturt University, Doctorate of Justice Studies
  • 2016 
    Charles Sturt University, Bachelor of Justce Studies (Honours)
  • 2013 
    Deakin University, Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies
  • 2012 
    Deakin University, Bachelor of Criminology


CSU Executive Deans Award