Insa is interested to bring anthropology into dialogue with criminology, legal theory and socio-legal studies. She is currently finishing a monograph on punishment, citizenship and democracy based on extensive ethnographic research on Britain's marginalised council estates. Insa’s next project is concerned with austerity politics and the implications that this has for access to justice. She has recently been awarded an ESRC grant as part of a larger research team led by Professor Deborah James at the LSE. The team’s overall objective is to look at how the withdrawal of public funding from the advice sector is reconfiguring relations between the market, society and the welfare state in the UK and selected European settings. Insa is also working on
An Ethnography of Advice
, an anthropological study explores how, under conditions of continuing economic crisis, assumptions about the nature of society are being reshaped.