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Adam Kluge

Adam is a DPhil candidate in the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford. His research exists at the intersection of social anthropology, penal governance, and the nuanced ways in which the kin of offenders experience state-sanctioned stigmatisation following their relative’s offence. Drawing from the fields of social and political theory, his work offers a theoretical reconsideration of stigma as a political tool operated by state actors to systematically shame marginalised communities via criminal legal mechanisms. His broader research interests include social othering and state power, EU policy, and contemporary constructions of the family. Adam holds an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Distinction) from the University of Oxford and a dual BA in Political Science and History from Columbia University, where he graduated with interdepartmental honours. He has experience in both the NGO sector and as an educator. Privately, Adam is an avid consumer of the arts and French literature.