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Research interests

Omar’s research focuses on how coloniality informs criminological thinking and practice. He is currently investigating how legacies of empire influence judicial decision-making at the pre-trial stage in Brazil. Omar also works on gender-responsive projects within criminal justice settings.


Other responsibilities

Omar is also the creator and host of Justice Focus, an interview-based criminology podcast, which highlights exciting new work of academics and criminal justice practitioners. Episodes are available on Apple PodcastsSpotify and many other providers.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Criminology, Doctor of Philosophy


  • critical criminology
  • coloniality
  • Human rights


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