Ana Ballesteros-Pena

Ana Ballesteros-Pena
Complutense University of Madrid | UCM · Political Science and Administration

PhD in Sociology

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Introduction
Ana Ballesteros-Pena is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow (UNA4CAREER-COFUND) at the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology (UCM, Spain) with the project GEIPP "Gender Equality and Intersectionality in prison policies: a multi-governed analysis". Previously, she was a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow (2018-2021) (University of A Coruña, ECRIM Research Group, Spain & University of Toronto, Canada) with the project "Governmigration" that examined immigration detention in Spain and Canada.

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Publications (14)
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This article aims to understand what happens when gender equality policies cross prison walls – a challenging domain that has traditionally been invisibilised and ignored in the scholarship on gender and politics. By analysing the formulation and post-adoption phases in Spain, four main conclusions are drawn: first, the formulation phase has been h...
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This article examines expulsions in and around the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla and in informal settlements in former black townships in South Africa. These violent bordering processes expose the violent injustices that constitute the boundaries of lawful (liberal) law, and the violence that sovereigns use to secure territories. Drawing on...
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In 2017, Canada started to implement the National Immigration Detention Framework (NIDF) with the aim of creating ‘a better, fairer immigration detention system that supports the humane and dignified treatment of individuals while protecting public safety’. This chapter has analysed the implementation of the main measures of the NDIF and its impact...
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Free access: https://rdcu.be/b5EjB In Spain, where prison studies have not been developed extensively, little attention has been paid to analyzing the trajectories and specificities of the foreign population in the prison system—in particular, those of women. Moreover, over the few last decades, the Spanish prison system has undergone several tran...
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Reflections on methodological and ethical issues have been emerging progressively in prison research. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to this debate from a feminist approach considering the particularities of the Spanish prison context. The article will explore a set of issues associated to gaining entrance to a penitentiary institution,...
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Resumo Reflexões acerca de questões metodológicas e éticas têm progressivamente surgido na pesquisa em prisões. O propósito deste artigo é contribuir para esse debate a partir de uma abordagem feminista, considerando as particularidades do contexto prisional espanhol. O artigo irá explorar um conjunto de questões associadas à obtenção de acesso a i...
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En este artículo se presentan los elementos principales de la evaluación del proyecto «Fomento de la participación de mujeres mayores: Lideresas del distrito de Villaverde», impulsado por el Ayuntamiento de Madrid entre 2014 y 2017, cuyo objetivo es incrementar la participación de las mujeres mayores en los Centros Municipales de Mayores (CMM) y fu...
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In order to advance the study of female penal enforcement in the 21st century, this article examines how new strategies of neoliberal penal governance, introduced over the past decade in Spain, take shape in everyday practices and dynamics of prison life, as well as examining intersections with traditional forms of punishment and discipline. More s...
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En el contexto del estudio de las continuidades y mutaciones en la ejecucion penal femenina en el Estado espanol en el siglo XXI, en el presente articulo se pretende abordar la forma que adoptan en la actualidad determinados rasgos historicamente presentes en el encarcelamiento femenino. Para este ejercicio, se ha tomado como estudio de caso los de...
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El Real Decreto-Ley 16/2012, de 20 de abril, de “Medidas urgentes para garantizar la sostenibilidad del Sistema Nacional de Salud y mejorar la calidad y seguridad de sus prestaciones”, supuso la eliminacion del derecho al acceso a la salud para las personas no inscritas en el Regimen de la Seguridad Social, poniendo asi punto y final a la atencion...
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La inicial ausencia de respuesta del gobierno del PP ante el desastroso vertido provocado por el petrolero Prestige condujo, entre otras razones, a la aparición en Galicia del movimiento social Nunca Máis. Este movimiento ha mantenido un indiscutible protagonismo en las protestas ciudadanas que, tanto a nivel regional como nacional, denunciaban la...
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The November 2002 spillage of the oil tanker Prestige off the coast of the region of Galicia in northwestern Spain was followed by the emergence of the Galician social movement, Nunca Mais (Never Again). NM played the leading role in citizens' protest at the regional and national Popular Party governments' mismanagement of the crisis and also exten...

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The aim of GEIPP will be to analyse how gender equality policies have been designed and implemented in a country with a multilevel structure of governance: Spain. On the one hand, I will focus on the adoption process to disentangle the way the problem of the discrimination of women in prison has gained public attention, who have participated in the definition of the measures and the solutions adopted. On the other hand, I will analyse the implementation of these measures, particularly, the instruments employed, the institutional environment, the practices of actors and the ideas of those involved in implementation. The main objectives are: 1) Understanding how gender equality and intersectionality is represented in prison policies; 2) Exploring the way gender equality has gained public attention and the process of formulation of gender equality initiatives; 3) Analysing the implementation of the gender equality and intersectional policies in the prison system.
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The Prison Transparency Project (2.0) is a collaboration between researchers from Argentina, Spain and Canada intent on pushing for greater transparency and accountability in prison systems the world over. See here for more information: https://carleton.ca/prisontransparencyproject/about-2/
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This project uses two case studies: Spain and Canada to analyze how the governance of irregular migrants and asylum seekers occurs in two complementary ways. First, at the level of discourse, this research will assess how irregular migration has been represented in the political process by focusing on how immigration detention has emerged as a response to this issue. Second, the project will examine the impact of detention in those released and supervised in the community. This study will also focus on how different actors participant in the governance of migrants and how gender, race and nationality influence this process.