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Steven Hirschler

Steven Hirschler is a Lecturer in Criminology at York St John University. He holds a BA in Political Science from UCLA, and an MA and PhD from the University of York. He teaches on subjects including constructions of race and ethnicity in the criminal justice system, state and social harm, and the marketisation of border control functions. His research interests include the marketisation of border control and representations of structural harm within popular interactive media.


  • 2018–present
    Lecturer in Criminology, York St John University
  • 2016–2018
    Lecturer in Criminology, Edge Hill University
  • 2015–2016
    Associate Lecturer, University of York


  • 2016 
    University of York, PhD
  • 2009 
    University of York, MA
  • 2007 
    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), BA


  • 2017
    Brexit, immigration and expanded markets of social control, Safer Communities