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Mary S. Gibson
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center|John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Indiana University
Research Interests: Modern Italy; History of Crime; European Women's History
Selected publications:

Italian Prisons in the Age of Positivism, 1861-1914 (London: Bloomsbury, 2019); Italian translation forthcoming, 2021 (Rome: Viella).

 








Translation (with Nicole Rafter) of Cesare Lombroso’s Criminal Man [with scholarly introduction and notes] (Duke University Press 2006)










Translation (with Nicole Rafter) of Cesare Lombroso’s Criminal Woman, the Prostitute, and the Normal Woman [with scholarly introduction and notes] (Duke University Press 2004)









Born to Crime: Cesare Lombroso and the Origins of Biological Criminology (Praeger Press 2002) [translated as Nati per il crimine: Cesare Lombroso e le origini della criminologia biologica (Bruno Mondadori 2004)










Prostitution and the State in Italy, 1860-1915. 2nd Edition (Ohio State University Press 1999); 1st Edition (Rutgers University Press 1986) [translated as Stato e prostituzione in Italia, 1860-1915 (Il Saggiatore 1995)]








Articles/Reviews/Essays:
 

 “La sfida italiana alla Società delle Nazioni e all’abolizionismo,” in Cittadinanze incompiute. La parabola dell’autorizzazione maritale, ed. Stefania Bartoloni (Rome: Viella, 2021), pp. 243-263.

“Cesare Lombroso and the Gendered Prison,” in La donna delinquente e la prostituta. L’eredità di Lombroso nella cultura e nella società italiana, eds. Liliosa Azara and Luca Tedesco (Rome: Viella, 2019), pp. 107-121.

(with Ilaria Poerio), “Modern Europe, 1750-1950,” in A Global History of Convicts and Penal Colonies,” ed. Clare Anderson (London: Bloomsbury, 2018), pp. 337-370.

“Gender and Convict Labour: The Italian Case in Global Context,” Global Convict Labour, ed. Alex Lichtenstein and Christian de Vito (Brill: Leiden, 2015), pp. 313-332.

“Forensic Psychiatry and the Birth of the Criminal Insane Asylum in Modern Italy,” International Journal of Law and Psychiatry,” v. 37 (2014), pp. 117-126.

“The Journal of Prison Sciences: Between Administration and Advocacy,” Una tribuna per le scienze criminali. La “cultura” delle Riviste nel dibattito penalistico tra Otto e Novecento, ed. Luigi Lacchè and Monica Stronati (Macerata: EUM, 2013), pp. 49-68.

“Cesare Lombroso, Prison Science, and Penal Politics,” The Lombroso Handbook, ed. Paul Knepper and P. J. Ystehede (NY: Routledge, 2012), pp. 30-46.

 “Global Perspectives on the Birth of the Prison,” American Historical Review, v. 116, n. 4 (2011), pp. 1040-63.

“La criminologia prima e dopo Cesare Lombroso,” Cesare Lombroso. Gli scienzati e la nuova Italia, ed. Silvano Montaldo (Milan: Il Mulino, 2010) pp. 15-32.

“Women’s Prisons in Italy: A Problem of Citizenship,” Crime, History, Societies/Crime, Histoire, Sociétés v. 13, n. 2 (2009) pp. 27-40.

“Cesare Lombroso and Italian Criminology: Theory and Politics,” Criminals and Their Scientists: The History of Criminology in International Perspective, eds. Peter Becker and Richard Wetzell (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006) pp. 137-58.

 “Science and Narrative in Italian Criminology, 1880-1920,” Crime and Culture: An Historical Perspective, ed. Amy Gilman Srebnick and René Lévy (Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2005) pp. 37-47.

 

Grants and Awards:

 
Senior Scholar Citation, Society for Italian Historical Studies, 2020
 
Distinguished Fellow, Advanced Research Collaborative, Graduate Center, CUNY, Spring 2016

Senior Fellow, International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK), Vienna,  Oct. 2012-Jan. 2013

Senior Scholar in Residence, American Academy in Rome, Spring, 2010

National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Research Grant, 2009-2010

Fulbright Senior Research Award (Italy), 2008-9