Gwenola Ricordeau, Ph.D.

California State University, Chico

City: Chico, California - 95928

Country: United States

About Me:

Gwenola Ricordeau, PhD is an assistant professor at the California State University, Chico (United States). She received her Ph.D. in Social sciences at the University of Paris-IV Sorbonne and she has been an associate professor of sociology at University of Lille-I (France). She has devoted most of her research to family relationships, gender identities and sexuality in prison.

Research Interests

Crime Politics

Prisons And Gender

Sexuality In Prison

Relatives Of Prisoners

Visits In Prison


Penal Abolitionism

Countries of Interest


United States


Journal Articles:

(2018) Prisoners on Strike in the US, BoodsandIdeas

Between August 21 and September 9, 2018, American prisoners were called to strike by several of their organizations. It is not the first time that such a mobilization takes place. A socio-historical approach allows to put it into perspective, and illustrates the contradictions between the prison system and collective action.

(2016) Approaching sexuality in prisons, Champ penal Penal field

This article introduces a journal issue on "Sexuality in Prisons and penal institutions".