Gaborit, L. S. (2020). "We are Like Water in Their Hands": Experiences of imprisonment in Myanmar. PhD dissertation. Roskilde Universitet.
Anon. (in preparation) Political Prisoners in Myanmar: Understanding the practice of political incarceration during political transition (2011-2020). PhD dissertation. Mahidol University.
Jefferson, A.M. and Jeffries, S. (Ed.) (2022) Gender, Criminalization, Imprisonment and Human Rights in Southeast Asia, Emerald Studies in Activist Criminology, Bingley: Emerald publishing.
Gender book promotion video: https://twitter.com/DIGNITY_INT/status/1521776128670773249
Jefferson, A.M. & Myanmar Research Team (under review) Prison Subjects: Everyday Prison Governance in Myanmar, Copenhagen: NIAS Press.
Jeffries, S. & Jefferson A.M. (2022) “Introduction to Gender, Criminalization, Imprisonment and Human Rights in Southeast Asia”. In Gender, Criminalization, Imprisonment and Human Rights in Southeast Asia. Emerald Studies in Activist Criminology, Bingley: Emerald publishing. Open access
Jefferson, A.M. & Jeffries, S. (2022) “Conclusion: Decentring Research and Practice Through Mutual Participation”, In Gender, Criminalization, Imprisonment and Human Rights in Southeast Asia. Emerald Studies in Activist Criminology, Bingley: Emerald publishing. Open access
Myanmar Research Team (2022) "Catching Flies: How Women are Exploited Through Prison Work in Myanmar", In Jefferson, A.M. and Jeffries, S. (Ed.) Gender, Criminalization, Imprisonment and Human Rights in Southeast Asia, Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.
Jefferson & Myanmar Research Team (2022) Gender & Imprisonment in Contemporary Myanmar In Jefferson, A.M. and Jeffries, S. (Ed.) Gender, Criminalization, Imprisonment and Human Rights in Southeast Asia, Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.
Jefferson, A.M. (2021) “Embracing Lessons from Ethnography in Non-Western Prison” in Doing Human Service Ethnography edited by K. Jacobsson and J. Gubrium. Bristol University Press. Open access.
Jefferson, A.M. (2020) “Time Changing Hands in Myanmar: On Former Prisoners’ Journeys into Politics” in Living with Myanmar edited by J. Chambers, C., J. Liljeblad. ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.
Martin, T.M. & Jefferson, A.M. (forthcoming) Proxy governance in (post)colonial prisons - when prison officers delegate power to prisoners, In Prison Officers: International Perspectives on Prison Work edited by Helen Arnold, Matthew Maycock, Rosemary Ricciardelli, Palgrave.
Jefferson & Myanmar Research Team (under review) The gendered harms of patriarchal penal practice in Myanmar. In Gendered Geographies of Punishment edited by Anastasia Chamberlen & Mahuya Bandyopadhyay. Palgrave.
Martin, T.M. & U Win (2023) COVID, coup, and prisons: Exploring crisis as context in Myanmar, (in) Myanmar Update 2021: Living with the Pandemic and the Coup, J. Chambers (ed) Singapore: ISEAS.
Peer reviewed articles
Anonymous Researcher and Gaborit LS (2021) Dancing with the Junta Again - Mistreatment of Women Activists by the Tatmadaw Following the Military Coup in Myanmar. Anthropology in Action 28(2): 51–56.
Martin, T. M. (2021). The politics of prison air: Breath, smell, and wind in Myanmar prisons. Punishment & Society, 23(4), 478–496.
Jefferson, A. M., & Martin, T. M. (2023). Penal duress in (post)colonial Myanmar. Theoretical Criminology, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/13624806231162602
Martin, T.M., Jefferson, A.M. & Amen Aim (under review) The Prison and the Revolution in Myanmar: Exploring Prison Protests during a Revolutionary Situation. Special Issue on Revolutionary moments edited by Nick Cheesman and Justine Chambers Journal of Contemporary Asia (forthcoming)
Martin, T.M. & Jefferson, A.M. (forthcoming) Proxy governance in (post)colonial prisons - when prison officers delegate power to prisoners, Spanish version (open access) in Número Especial 1º semestre de 2023: “La participación de las personas detenidas en la construcción del orden carcelario” Editores a cargo: Ramiro Gual y Waldemar Claus Prisiones. Revista digital del Centro de Estudios de Ejecución Penal (CEEP)
Martin, T. M. (2019). The ethnographer as accomplice—Edifying qualms of bureaucratic fieldwork in Kafka’s penal colony. Critique of Anthropology, 39(2), 139–154.
Gaborit, L.S. (2021) Beyond the Prison Gate – exploring recognition through photography with former political prisoners in Myanmar, Visual Anthropology, 34(1), p. 3-20
Gaborit, L. S. (2020). Visited by spirits – ‘Betwixt and between’ in meditation and solitary confinement in Myanmar. Incarceration, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.1177/2632666320936431
Gaborit, L. S. (2023). Royal, colonial and authoritarian legacies in Myanmar prisons of today. Incarceration, 4. https://doi.org/10.1177/26326663231169887
Looking Through the Prison Gate: access in the field of ethnography (2019), Gaborit, L. S., Cadernos Pagu, 55, 1-25. https://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0104-83332019000100305&tlng=pt
Essay series & Blog posts
Post-coup Essay Series curated by the Legacies Team https://essays.legacies-of-detention.org/subscribe/
Andrew M. Jefferson, Tomas Max Martin, Hannah Russell & Ergun Cakal Sensing Myanmar – researcher reflections on the coup (An introduction to the essay series) May 2021. https://essays.legacies-of-detention.org/sensing-myanmar-researcher-reflections-on-the-coup/ May 2021
Hannah Russell ‘Even human rights cannot help us now’ July 2021 https://essays.legacies-of-detention.org/even-human-rights-cannot-help-us-now/
Hannah Russell and Tomas Max Martin Burmese women show a new way out of the military darkness May 2021 https://essays.legacies-of-detention.org/burmese-women-show-a-new-way-out-of-the-military-darkness/
Tomas Max Martin The mustard seeds: Considering the role of dissenting security officers breaking ranks May 2021 https://essays.legacies-of-detention.org/the-mustard-seeds/
Andrew M. Jefferson, Tomas Max Martin, Hannah Russell, Ergun Cakal This is how the military took power so fast Feb 2021 https://essays.legacies-of-detention.org/this-is-how-the-military-took-power-so-fast/ Expanded version of an opinion piece published in Danish in Jyllandsposten Feb 2021 (Derfor kunne militæret kuppe magten i Myanmar så hurtigt https://jyllands-posten.dk/debat/breve/ECE12754805/derfor-kunne-militaeret-kuppe-magten-i-myanmar-saa-hurtigt/)
Ergun Cakal, Discovering law’s violence in post-coup Myanmar, May 2021 https://essays.legacies-of-detention.org/discovering-laws-violence-in-post-coup-myanmar/
+ essays by other scholars and activists
Gaborit, L.S. Myanmar coup one year on: military junta threatens first executions in decades https://theconversation.com/myanmar-coup-one-year-on-military-junta-threatens-first-executions-in-decades-176043
Prisoners’ Contact with the Outside World (2019)
The report and recommendations you can link to here is the product of a collaboration. It presents our case-study of prisoners’ contact with the outside world in Myanmar with a focus on the experience of prisoners and their family members and the relevant national and international legal provisions. The case-study shows what prisoners have long known: “News is more important than curry”. Contact with family, friends and society has vital importance to prisoners’ wellbeing. One of the aims of the Legacies of Detention research project is to stimulate conversations between civil society, academia, and state authorities. This collection is imagined as a conversation starter. By bringing together a series of articles and analysis we have sought to demonstrate how social science and field research can contribute to understanding the past and the unfolding present. The team’s ongoing research will continue to explore this. We hope you enjoy the read and welcome your feedback.
Conferences, events etc. (since 2020)
Copenhagen Colloquium - Confinement & Authoritarianism: Refiguring Penal Transitions, Legacies and Afterlives 9 & 10 June 2022. Hybrid event organised by the Legacies of Detention Team.
Symposium - Prisons, Punishment and Human Rights in Southeast Asia, 21-23 November 2022, Asia Hotel Bangkok, Thailand. Organised by the Legacies of Detention Team in collaboration with Mahidol University.
Commemorating 1 year since the military coup: Sensing Myanmar – exploring violence and resistance Webinar 11 Feb 2022 co-organised with DIIS, including presentation by Tomas Max Martin on Resistance Art in collaboration with Myanmar artis Bartwasnothere