Jon Burnett is a lecturer in Criminology, joining Hull in August 2022 from Swansea University. His research focuses on and interrogates carcerality, political economies of work and punishment, and state violence and state racism. He has published extensively in a range of academic as well as non-academic fora.
Jon has previously worked at Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS), Medical Justice and the Institute of Race Relations. He has been a witness at the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal on the Human Rights of Migrant and Refugee Peoples, and is a former co-editor of Justice, Power and Resistance: an international, peer-reviewed journal promoting critical analysis and connecting theory, politics and activism. In 2023 he was awarded an ISRF political economy fellowship, expanding on themes developed in his monograph Work and the Carceral State (2022).