A/Prof Marmo holds a PhD in Applied Social Science (University of Lancaster, UK) and an LLB (Honours) (Università di Salerno, Italy). She joined the Flinders Law School in 2005, after having held positions in the UK (University of Leicester and the Liverpool John Moores University).
A/Prof Marmo is a leading expert on human mobility, human rights and cross-border migration. Her research has been cited by academics and senior policymakers worldwide, profiled by several prominent international and national media outlets, formed the base for a British Parliamentary Q&A session and used to inform a documentary in Britain. She is an active contributor to national and state inquiries.
A/Prof Marmo has published/co-published extensively in the area of transnational criminal matters, including the book Narrating Injustice Survival, the book Transnational Crime and Criminal Justice, the book Race, Gender and the Body and the book Crime, Justice and Human Rights. Over the years, she authored over 30 articles and book chapters in top quality academic journals and distinguished book publishers.
She has attracted external funding from a number of sources, including the joint initiative EU-Australian Government, the Australian Research Council (ARC), the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA), the Ian Potter Foundation and the South Australian Law Foundation.
At present, she is leading a research project on contemporary forms of modern slavery in South Australia which is contributing to shape local policies (@stopslaverysa).
A/Prof Marmo is a multiple award-winning tertiary education teacher, with the latest award received in 2018 by the ANZ Society of Criminology for its inaugural excellence in teaching prize, demonstrating leadership and academic distinction in the field.
LLB (Hons, Law) (Salerno),
ARC Discovery grant 2021-2024 DP210100931, ‘Criminal deportation’: Tracing interactions between migration control and criminal justice systems in Australia, Chief Investigator with Prof Leanne Weber, Prof Alison Gerard, Dr Faith Gordon and Prof Mary Boswoth (PI).
ARC Discovery grant 2018-2021 DP180102200, Managing migrants and border control in Britain and Australia, 1901-1981 (2018-2020), Chief Investigator with A/P Andrekos Varnava (lead), https://managingmigrants.wordpress.com/blog/
In 2020, she was the recipient of Flinders University BGL College ‘Outstanding Achievement in Engagement and Impact’ Research Excellence Award.
In 2018, she was the recipient of the ANZ Society of Criminology inaugural Award for Excellence in Teaching.
In 2012, she was awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning by the Australian Government (Former Office for Learning and Teaching).
In 2011, she was awarded the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Flinders University.
At Flinders University, Marinella teaches the upper elective International Criminal Justice. In 2021, she is the module coordinator of International Criminal Justice, and of the Industry Project.
Excellence in Research Australia, Peer Reviewer, Australian Research Council.
Expert, Pool for Horizon 2020 grants (European Union).
Assessor for the Australian Awards for University Teaching.
Assessor for the Selection Committee Joyner Scholarships in Law (South Australia).
Member of the Flinders University Human Research Ethics Commitee.
Collaborates with a number of South Australian agencies in the field of victimhood and modern slavery.
Active media profile with ongoing interviews for ABC, SBS and other international, national and local radio stations and newspapers on modern slavery, transnational crime, human rights and civil liberties.
Active member of the Italian Community, having held positions as President and Vice-President of the ARIA-SA Committee (Association for Research between Italy and Australasia) and as member of COMITES. Invited to give interviews with Italian TVs such as RAI, radios, such as SBS and local stations, and newspapers, in Italy and in Australia.
Modern Slavery Video by Flinders University
Video for future PhD students in Modern Slavery and other matters I research
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